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Educational Policy Studies 590-BB1: Black Women Activists in Education: Citation Management

This guide provides resources to help students in EPS 590-BB1 find information about black women activists from earliest times to the present.

APA Style

APA style is a standard for formatting papers and citing sources that is set out by the American Psychological Association. It is frequently used in education. It covers:

  • Citing sources within the text of a paper
  • Formatting a paper (capitalization, headings, etc)
  • Creating a reference list of cited works at the end of a paper

is the official guide to APA style.The current edition is the 7th edition, but the 6th edition is still being used for some assignments. No automated citation generator is perfect and you should always double-check your citations using the Publication Manual or a website such as the Online Writing Laboratory (OWL) at Purdue.

What Do Citation Management Tools Do?

At their most basic, citation management tools allow you to:

  • Collect lists of articles, books, webpages (and lots more) for use in research
  • Format and create bibliographies using a particular citation style, to export into a research document

More advanced tools also allow you to:

  • Link to the source materials
  • Store the source materials
  • Insert in-text citations and bibliography entries while writing in Microsoft Word 
  • Collaborate with others

For more information on citation managers like Zotero, Mendeley, Endnote, and more see our Citation Management LibGuide:

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