Social Work: Citing Sources
What is APA Style?
For a sample research paper, and citation examples, go to the APA Style LibGuide.
APA Style consists of guidelines published within the 6th edition of The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
These guidelines cover:
*format of scholarly manuscripts
*grammar and punctuation
*graphic elements (such as charts and graphs)
*rules for citing sources
At Dalton State, instructors in the Department of Social Sciences, School of Nursing, School of Social Work, and School of Business Administration may require students to use the APA style for various types of assignments.
Copies of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association are available at the Reference desk.
This is an example of a commonly-used source:
National Association of Social Workers. (1999). Code of ethics of the National Association of Social Workers.
Washington, DC. NASW Press.
(National Association of Social Workers, 1999)