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Organizational Development: APA Citation & Writing

What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is a web-based bibliography and database manager.

  • Create your own personal database of references.
  • Organize references with folders for each project.
  • Import references from library databases or websites.
  • Use these references in writing papers.
  • Download plugins for Microsoft Word to format in-text citations and a bibliography.
  • Citation styles include: MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, MLA, and Harvard.
  • Share citation folders with others for group projects.

For more information, see the RefWorks Research Guide.

Annotated Bibliographies

For guidance on how to format and structure an annotated bibliography, see this guide written by Purdue University's OWL.

Three Times to Cite a Resource

Three Resources for Citation

Avoid Plagiarism

Quick tips:

  • Keep Track of Your Sources Using Good Notes.
  • Ask Your lnstructor or a Librarian for Help.
  • Don't Procrastinate.
  • When in Doubt, Cite.
Use the information in the UIW Avoiding Plagiarism Guide.

APA Style

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The newest version of the APA Publication Manual is the 7th edition. It is available in all of the UIW Libraries and you may also find it in other academic and public libraries. You may also use reliable online sources, the best being those from APA directly at

The Publication Manual (7th ed.) is available as an ebook on Kindle, RedShelf, and VitalSource. The Concise Guide to APA Style (7th ed.) is also available as an ebook on Kindle, RedShelf, and VitalSource.

Use our APA Style Research Guide to assist you, as well as the resources in your subject or course research guide.

Resources for the 7th Edition:

The Purdue OWL's APA Format & Style Guide for the 7th Edition.

The APA Style Blog for the 7th Edition.

APA's Quick Reference Guide

Graduate Writing Support

Office of Research & Graduate Studies supports graduate & professional students' writing development through personal assistance and presentations. Please access their website for information about how to set consultation appointments.


Online Tutoring and the Online Writing Center for SPS

One-on-one tutoring services are available to SPS students. For more information, see the SPS Tutoring Services site.

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UIW Writing Center Citation Handouts

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