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Contemporary Social Welfare Policies: Citing Your Sources

This guide focuses on resources that you can use when seeking information on social welfare policies and issues since the 1930s.

Not Sure When to Cite Something?

Not sure when you need to cite something? Check out the Plagiarism Guide and take the quiz.

Plagiarism

Remember that plagiarism is a violation of the Rutgers University Academic Integrity Policy and could result in your dismissal from the University!

Citing Your Sources

You will be using MLA (Modern Language Association) or APA (American Psychological Association) style when citing the sources that you use in your research papers. The MLA Style Manual and the APA Publication Manual are available at the Dana Library Reference Desk. The Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison also has an excellent introduction to MLA Documentation and to APA Documentation. These will give you the basic information you need to create MLA and APA citations and Works Cited/Reference lists.

The APA Style Guide to Electronic References is also available online from the Rutgers University Libraries.

You can also import references from IRIS and many of the electronic databases into RefWorks, a web-based bibliography and database manager. RefWorks will build your bibliography for you based on whatever style sheet you specify (MLA, Chicago, etc.). For information on setting up your (free) RefWorks account see the RefWorks FAQ.