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Eastern Washington University Libraries

Social Work 490 - Senior Capstone

This course-specific guide selects library resources that will be useful as you work on your capstone project.

Search Library Online Catalog & Select Topic Areas

Finding Systematic Reviews

FInding Articles in Multidisciplinary Databases

Federal and State Government websites

Additional Sources for Policy Analysis

Citing References Using APA Style 7th Eidtion

"You will often use sources for academic writing, and it’s important to know how to responsibly cite and integrate those sources into your own writing. APA format provides guidelines and structures for citing those sources in a way that helps you avoid plagiarism and give proper credit to your sources."

APA stands for the American Psychological Association. The APA provides with multiple examples of how to format your paper and cite your sources on its website.

Papers constructed according to APA guidelines generally include the following elements:

  • Title Page
  • Abstract
  • Body
  • Subsections within the body, with headings
  • Tables and Figures
  • References

"In most cases, each of these elements will begin on a separate page, and it is important to note that not all academic papers will include all of these elements."

The APA style video created by the Excelsior Online Writing Lab provides you with more information regarding APA basic formatting, in-text citations, and the references list.

Courtesy of Excelsior Online Writing Lab (OWL).


American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).