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* Social Work: Documenting your Sources

Subject guide for Social Work

Plagiarism

About Plagiarism

Looking for a shortcut?

Many of our databases provide you with help formatting your citations according to APA, MLA, or other citation styles. 

In the EBSCO databases (Academic Search Complete, Social Work Abstracts, PsycInfo), when you print, email, or save your citations, you can change the setting from the default "standard field format" to "citation format", and then choose the style you want.

ProQuest citation shortcut

In the ProQuest databases (Social Services Abstracts, Sociological Abstracts, ASSIA), select the items you want citations for by clicking in the box to the left of each citation, then click the "cite" link, choose the citation format you prefer, and follow the directions to copy, email, or download.

Style Guides in the USM Libraries

Accurate, properly formatted footnotes and bibliographies are indicators of good academic research, and the ethical/legal use of information. The sources listed here provide assistance in following correct citation methods and in avoiding plagiarism.