Education Psychology Library
Ed/Psych Library
UC Berkeley
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Berkeley, CA 94720

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Citation & Paper Writing

College writing involves researching and gathering information and citations from quality, reputable sources, organizing the citations, quoting and paraphrasing so as to avoid plagiarism, following copyright guidelines, logically arranging thoughts and arguments, clearly expressing ideas, adhering to college-level expository writing standards, and preparing bibliographies that follow course-required citation styles. In the fields of education, psychology and other social sciences, the most frequently used citation style is that of APA. The Library provides below several tools, resources, guides and links to assist you with paper writing and citation management.

Citation Management Software

Drop-in tutorials for Spring semester on the use of RefWorks, Zotero and Endnote citation management software are indicated below. Patrons are welcome to consult with reference staff at other times throughout the year.

RefWorks - An Introduction
2/11/13 | Monday | 4-5 p.m.

Endnote - An Introduction
2/25/13 | Monday | 10:00 -11:00 a.m.

Zotero - An Introduction
2/15/13 | Friday | 11-12:00 a.m.

Zotero - An Introduction
Note: Location for this session is Room 201, Haviland
2/26/13 | Tuesday | 4-5 p.m.


Citation Management Software - Online Resources

"Using Citation Management Software with Vendor Databases." CDL Guide.

RefWorks. A citation management software purchased by the UCB Library and provided free-of-charge to UCB faculty, staff and students. Use it to create a personal bibliographic database. RefWorks links directly from ERIC, Education Index, PsycInfo and other UCB databases. RefWorks is available to non-UC patrons for a fee.
See RefWorks Tutorial and RefWorks Movie.

RefWorks Quick Guide. Tips for using RefWorks with several different databases, including Oskicat and Melvyl.

RefWorks alaCarte Guide for UCB users


Endnote Desktop Tips. Oriented toward social sciences.
Endnote X4 Training Guide. Oriented toward physical sciences.

Other free and fee-based citation tools are available to help with formating citations in particular styles, including APA. See a Comparison of tools. Several include:

Find a Citation FAST!

Citation Linker. If you have a complete citation, Citation Linker will connect you directly to full-text content available via the UC Libraries.

APA (American Psychological Association) Citation Style.

APA Publication Manual, 6th edition. EDP Library Reference Collection and one day reserve (BF 76.7 P83 2010). No online edition is yet published.
APA Citation Style Guide. UC Berkeley Library.
APA Documentation. University of Wisconsin, Madison.
APA Electronic Style. 2012 Supplement. American Psychological Association.
APA Exposed. Harvard's APA style online tutorial.
Concise Rules of APA Style. EDP Library Reference Collection (BF76.7.C66 2005).
Concise Rules of APA Style Supplement. 2008. Ask at EDP Reference Desk.
Guide to Citation Manuals. University of Iowa, School of Journalism.
OWL. Purdue University's Online Writing Lab.

Peer-reviewed and Primary Sources.

Peer-reviewed Journals in Education and Psychology. Education Psychology Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Primary and Secondary Sources in Education and Psychology. Education Psychology Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Avoid Plagiarism. Adhere to Copyright Laws.

Copyright Guidelines. University of California, Berkeley.
Plagiarism. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Writing Center.
What is plagiarism? University of California, Berkeley Libraries.
Plagiarism tutorial. Trinity Western University.
"A Plagiarism Carol." A fun video from University of Bergen, Norway.

Writing Guides.

Online Resources for Writers. Amherst College.
Paper Writing Resources. St. Ambrose University Library.
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL). Purdue University.
Thesis and Dissertation Handbook. University of South Florida.
Student Learning Center, Writing Program. University of California, Berkeley.
Writer's Handbook. University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Writer's Web. University of Richmond.

Preparing Bibliograpies.

Annotated bibliographies. University of Wisconsin, Madison.
How to prepare an annotated bibliography. Cornell University.


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