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SWK 703 Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Social Work and Social Welfare Policy: Home/Citation Help

Citation Help & Tools

APA 6th Edition HELP:

Purdue University OWL's APA Formatting and Style Guide 

  • 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 page References: Electronic Sources will be especially useful for citing "Articles from a Database" in your bibliography.




  • A citation management tool available to SSU community members, it can be used with Write N Cite. 
  • Manage your source citation info and create a bibliography with the click of a button.  
  • Contact the Information Desk's reference e-mail using your valid SSU e-mail address to request our Group Code
  • 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.


For more in-depth help you can contact the SSU Mary G. Walsh Writing Center


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

Getting Started

 Find a topic

Gather background info

Narrow topic

Develop a strategy

Brainstorm keywords

Try combining keywords

Gathering Information

Find Articles and/or Books

Find other reliable sources of info appropriate to the requirements of your assignment

Final Product

 Evaluate Information

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

Subject Guide

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Tara Fitzpatrick
LIB 210
Frederick E. Berry Library and Learning Commons
Salem State University
Salem, MA 01915
Website / Blog Page

Library Info


Phone Numbers:

Archives: 978-542-6781

Circulation & Reserves: 978-542-6368

Interlibrary Loan: 978-542-6501   Fax: 978-542-6596

Information Desk:  978-542-6766

Book Return Locations:

Library Circulation Desk         

North Campus, book drop outside library's quad entrance & College Drive entrance

Central Campus, book drop outside Bertolon lot entrance

South Campus, book drop outside Harrington Building