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Doctoral Studies: Writing & Citing

This guide is designed to assist doctoral students in social work in their research and thesis, dissertation or capstone projects

Writing & Citing

This page offers writing and citing assistance for after you've found the articles, books and other information on your topic.  

The Cite Button

The majority of the Library's e-resources can generate a single citation for you.

Places to look for the Cite Button or other Citation Tools in E-Resources:

  • The right-hand menu on the article abstract page.
  • At the top of the results list.
  • Immediately under each citation in the results list.
  • At the very bottom of an article or article abstract page.

Other Online Citation Tools

This is a selection of other citation generators & tools that can help you create citations and manage bibliographies.  Remember, though, that no online citation generator is 100% accurate.  Please be sure to check your citations to make sure that they're correct! 

APA Quick Guides!

The Writing Center

The Writing Center provides one-on-one tutoring, workshops and presentations to strengthen your academic reading, writing, critical thinking and research skills.  Including:

Annotated Bibliographies from Purdue OWL

Citing Lexicomp

According to the APA blog, use this format for mobile apps:

Rightsholder, A. A.. (year). Name of App (Version #) [Mobile application software]. Retrieved from [itunes OR android market]

For example:
American Psychological Association. (2012). APA concise dictionary of psychology
(Version 1.0) [Mobile application software]. Retrieved from

As for in-text citations, use this information from the full reference, and follow standard APA guidelines for the format.