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SSW785: Evidence-Based Practice in Social Work: Citing Sources

Summer 2021, A. Asher Black Deer, N. Pole, J. Clarke-Mitchell

Citing Sources

  • Remember to cite your souce, when either quoting directly or paraphasing. In other words, cite your source whenever you present an idea that isn't your own.
  • Websites must be cited in your notes/bibliography, too; if you cut and paste - or paraphrase - from a website, cite the webpage.
  • When in doubt, cite your source.
  • Remember to include a context for each quotation/paraphrase. Who said it? Why does it matter? How does this support or contradict the argument you're making?

APA Style (American Psychological Association)


APA Style logo Purdue's OWL website features Changes in the 7th Edition, a guide to major differences APA introduced in fall, 2019.

See also: What’s New in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition (APA website, 7 page PDF)

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