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SOCW 511: Introduction to Social Work Theory and Practice

This guide is designed to support the group project for SOCW 511 and SOCW 516.

Why is it Important?

Documenting your research from beginning to end may be the most important part of the process. The steps you took to conduct your research need to be able to be replicated. 

For example, you may be asked to present the keywords or search strategies you used to find your resources to a professor or for an assignment. Other times, you may be looking for a specific way of organizing your citations in one place when you are doing research in many databases. 

Regardless of the reason, keeping track of your research and the steps you took to complete it is always important.

Citation Style Guides

Quick Style Guides:

We have quick guides for a variety of citation styles - most relevant for this assignment is the APA Quick Guide.

Full Guide:

Citation Management

Consider using a citation management tool to track the resources you are finding in your searches.

A citation management tool will help:

  • organize your research all in one place
  • avoid plagiarism by tracking your research path
  • create in-text citations with the click of a button(s)
  • easily format or re-format bibliographies
  • share folders of citations with a group or professor

UBC Library supports the use of RefWorks, a web-based citation management tool. For group assignments - we suggest making a group account specifically for the project.

Other tools include: EndNote, Zotero, and Mendeley

For additional support using RefWorks, please contact your subject librarian Arielle OR RefWorks provides in-depth video tutorials under their Help menu.