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Social Work: APA Style and Citation

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Loyola Online Writing Lab resources

Atomic Learning

Atomic Learning is an online, on demand, training site that offers over 50,000 tutorial videos on over 250 technology applications, including Microsoft, Adobe and APA. Atomic Learning offers 39 short APA 6 tutorials with either Word 2010 and 2013.  After you sign into Atomic Learning with your Loyola UVID  search for APA and select the version of Word you use to see a list of the tutorials.

Other Writing Resources and Tutorials

Primary Style or Format Guide

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association.  6th ed.
Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, c2010.

IC and Lewis Reference and Main Stacks, also in Lewis Ready Reference
BF76.7 .P83 2010


APA 6 Style - Resources

APA Style Blog

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Citation Managers

Citation Managers are software programs designed to help you organize your resources (books, articles, etc) .  Different software has different abilities and features. 

Subject Guide

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Susan Wardzala
Social Work / Criminal Justice Librarian
Lewis Library
Loyola Libraries
25 E Pearson #616
Chicago, IL 60611
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DOI - what is it?

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