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Education Policy Research Guide

Writing APA References and In-Text Citations

Resources to Help You Write in APA Style

UVA's Curry School encourages students to use the APA style when writing papers and dissertations, however, other bibliographic styles may be required by Curry or other UVA schools, so be sure to confirm the required style with your faculty member.

Formatting and Writing Your Paper Using APA Style

Digital Object Identifiers

Use RefWorks Software To Create APA Citations, Store and Manage Your Citations, and Write Using APA

RefWorks is a software application that automatically creates citations.  Use it to:

  1. download article citations from databases and keep them in RefWorks.
  2. format bibliographies and in-text citations automatically in over 400 bibliographic styles including APA, American Medical Association, etc.
  3. use in conjunction with WORD to write papers, dissertations, etc.
  4. create a RefWorks database and share it with colleagues around the world.

RefWorks Tutorials

RefWorks Information Specific to UVA

Email or call 434.982-2664 to schedule a one-on-one tutorial.

Off-Grounds group code for RefWorks is RWUVirginia (note upper and lower case fonts).

What is Plagiarism?

Common examples of plagiarism include:
  • Self Plagiarism see http://ori.hhs.gov/plagiarism-13
  • copying someone else's words without using quotation marks and crediting the source from where it came
  • paraphrasing or summarizing someone else's words without citing the source
  • quoting someone inaccurately
  • restating someone's original or specialized ideas without citing the source 
  • accidentally or intentionally misrepresenting someone else's words or ideas
  • citing the wrong source 
  • pretending someone else's work is your own

Note: Text isn't the only thing that can be plagiarized. You also must credit the sources of images, graphics, charts, drawings, video, music, etc.

UVA Honor Code

APA Infographic