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FAS 587/SOC 587: Capstone

This guide can be used for all three Capstone courses (586, 587, 588) in both FAS and SOC.

Citation Managers

Have you ever used a citation manager? Citation managers help you keep track of the citations and articles you have looked at for your assignments and papers.  They also can put the citations into the correct format style and create a draft bibliography! The ASU Library used to offer RefWorks, but that will be going away at the end of this semester. We are now recommending that you use one of two free resources instead: Zotero or Mendeley. They are both good choices and will help you organize and manage your research. For more information about these and other citation management software options, check out our Library Guide: Citation Management Tools (http://libguides.asu.edu/CitationManagement)

APA Style

There is no online access to the complete APA Style Manual. We have print copies in the Libraries, but the only online access you can purchase is the section on electronic references and that is only available for a Kindle from Amazon or as a PDF file from the APA. However there are many free resource on the web that usually work well for most people. The official APA Style site has a great deal of information and a lot of helpful examples.

PsycInfo can also help. PsycInfo and many other databases will have a "cite" button or something similar that will allow you to generate a citation for your bibliography. This is great! Just be sure to treat this as a "first draft" of the citation and check it very carefully for mistakes.

Still have questions?

Have a question about APA style? Here are several APA websites that are worth a look.

APA Style Blog Searchable blog managed by the style experts at APA. The blog has several features to help you navigate the site, whether you are just browsing or looking for an answer to a specific question. For example, you can search the blog, explore posts by category, and view the most recent posts and comments. There is also a "contact us" link that will let you send an email question to the Style Experts.

APA Style and Grammar Guidelines

APA Style Help

 

 

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