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Family Science and Social Work: Help with APA

APA book

American Psychological Association (Washington, District of Columbia) (Ed.). (2020). Publication manual of the American psychological association (7th edition). American Psychological Association.

      Multiple copies located in the Reference section on the ground floor of King. The call number is BF76.7 .P83 2020

Citation Management

A really great citation generator is Zbib. It is useful for times when you can't use a citation management tool and just need a bibliography quickly.

Zotero is an open source citation management software that works with Microsoft Office and Google Docs.


What is paraphrasing?
  • Conveying the author's in your own words 
  • Using your own words but conveying the same information
  • Preferred to quotations in all forms of science writing
  • Has to be acknowledged with a citation
The 4R's of paraphrasing
  • Realize-figure out which words cannot be changed
  • Reword-replace words with synonyms
  • Rearrange-change the sentence format; move the phrases around
  • Recheck-determine if you have all the important information and that the new statement makes sense