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Social Work

How to Cite Your Sources

Learning how to cite properly is important.  Good citations help the reader locate the sources you used.

Many social science disciplines use the APA format for citing sources. APA format is complex and takes time to learn. You can use the APA Manual or Regis' research guide on the APA style to learn more about this.

If you need more help, you can always contact someone at the Reference Desk.


RefWorks is an online bibliographic management program you can use to create a reference list and save citations for later. RefWorks allows you to import references directly from databases; organize your references into folders; insert references in any format into your research paper; and create a bibliography with one click.

Each database company is a little different, but every one has an option to send or export citations to RefWorks.

RefWorks is free to the Regis community and available from any computer with internet access. 

Click on one of the following links to log in to RefWorks or to create an account

For additional assistance with RefWorks, please come to the Research Help Desk in the library or e-mail a reference librarian.