Citation Help & Tools
Purdue University OWL's APA Formatting and Style Guide is a helpful guide to citing in APA 6th Edition
The links listed down the left sidebar of this page can direct you to the help you need. You can find help with in-text citations and your bibliography. The link References: Electronic Sources will be especially useful for citing "Articles from a Database" in your bibliography.
...and you can find some citation management tools from the SSU Library as well...
RefWorks A citation management tool available to SSU community members, it can be used with Write N Cite. Contact the Information Desk's reference e-mail using your valid SSU e-mail address to request our Group Code firstname.lastname@example.org
RefWorks Tutorials can be found here
Zotero A free Firefox extention to help you collect, manage and cite your sources.
Mendeley A free research management tool for desktop and the web.
Welcome to the Salem State University LibGuide for SWK 703. Find reliable sources for your historical (and comtemporary) research of American social welfare policy.
The Research Process
Find a topic
Gather background info
Develop a strategy
Try combining keywords
Find Articles and/or Books
Find other reliable sources of info appropriate to the requirements of your assignment
Write Your Paper
Cite Your Sources
Types of resources
|What you need...||Resource to go to...|
|Basic facts, names, dates, definitions, topic overview||Reference resources like encyclopedias; reliable websites|
|Current information, written for the general public||Newspapers; Magazines|
|In depth info on a topic||Books|
|Original materials created at same time as event||Primary sources (diaries; speech; interviews; news footage, etc.)|
|Detailed analysis of a topic/question/problem written for professionals in a particular field||Scholarly journal articles|
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