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Leadership Studies Research

American Psychological Association (APA)

American Psychological Association Resources 

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Purdue's Online Writing Lab commonly referred to as Purdue OWL is an online resource that supplements Purdue's writing lab. Over time it has become a go-to resource for faculty and students alike. If getting to Vogel to check out the APA Publication Manual can't happen, Purdue OWL is a wonderful online resource to use for your citation needs.

CAUTION: In early 2019, Purdue OWL began a partnership with Chegg, which introduced a Citation Machine widget to their otherwise wonderful content. Do not be tempted by these citation generators. Scroll past them to the documentation below, while you will have to do the critical thinking to model after the examples, you are more likely to create a correct and complete citation this way.

Citations: A Short Guide

Citing Sources: a short guide 

What 

A way to structure pieces of information about the sources whose ideas and words you used when creating your paper, presentation, speech, etc. 

Who 

  • Authors/Scholars 

  • Research organizations 

  • Public/Governmental organizations 

   

      Where/When          

  • In-text ---> short and long quotations, summary/paraphrasing, tables, pictures  

  • Reference page, typically at the end of the paper, presentation, etc. 

Why 

  • Helps your audience find these sources for themselves  

  • Shows the quality of your research per your use of diverse types of sources 

  • Gives credit to others for their ideas, thoughts, and challenging work — avoid plagiarism  

  • Demonstrates you know how to use information responsibly, ethically, and intelligently  

How 

  • APA (social sciences, education, business, comm) 

  • MLA (English, comm) 

  • Chicago (music history) 

  • Turabian (religion, history, art) 

  • ASA (sociology) 

  • AP (Associated Press) (news) 

  • ACS (Chemistry) 

  • Wartburg Biology Writing Style 

  • CSE (Sciences) 

 

Parts of a Citation

RefWorks

Citation Management Made Easier!

Vogel Library provides access to RefWorks, a powerful citation management tool. Using a citation management tool will assist you in organizing and storing research articles and creating bibliographies. All faculty, students, and staff can set up a free RefWorks account:

  1. Go to the RefWorks login page (linked below)
  2. Click "Create Account"
  3. Sign up using your Wartburg email account

Questions? Contact the library!

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