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SOWK 5360: Social Welfare Policy II (Schmidt): RefWorks/ APA Citation

Different agencies in the federal government that may have to collaborate to navigate difficult situations.



RefWorks can be used to create and organize a personalized database of bibliographic references imported from text files and  online databases, or inputted by hand.

It formats both references and manuscript into various writing styles, such as MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, IEEE, and more.

As a UTEP student you can create a RefWorks account that will be active even after you graduate.

To learn more about RefWorks visit the RefWorks research guide!

Create a RefWorks Account

Straight from the OWL: Articles from Online Scholarly Journals

Straight from the OWL: Nonperiodical Web Document (a website!)

Straight from the OWL: Government Documents

Citing the Bible

Parenthetical References

  •  Identify the version you used in the first citation of the text.

    Example:  (2 Cor. 5:17 New International Version)

  •  You do not need to identify the version in subsequent references unless you switch to a different version.


According to the APA Publication Manual, reference entries are not needed for the Bible and other major classical works.  However, your professor may require full publication information; if you are not sure, ask.

 ** Information taken from Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed., 2009, section 6.18

Citing a law

Legislative materials

(According to The Bluebook- a System of Uniform Citation)

In Footnotes:

Note 1: The short citation for legislative materials omits information about number of congress and date, e.g. H.R. 22. A short cite can only be used if a full citation can be found in one of the preceeding 5 footnotes (Rule 13.7(c)).

Note 2: In the text of an article abbreviations for legislative materials are not used, e.g. a senate bill would be referred to as as Senate Bill 223.

Citing an Interview

APA reference lists only include works that can be found by the reader. As a personal interview is not published or “findable,” it should not be included in an APA reference list. Instead, a personal interview should be referenced as a parenthetical citation. For example: (J. Smith, personal communication, May 17, 2008).

If you would like to include a personal interview as part of your APA reference list, then include the interviewee, the date of the interview, and the type of interview.


Last name, FI. (Year, Month date). Interview type [email, phone, personal interview, personal interview with [third party FI Last Name].

Cloyd, A. (2014, July 29). Personal interview.

APA Citation Examples

      APA Citation Guide at the OWL

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