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Theory Informed Direct Practice: SSWG 5101 and SSWG 5102

Recommended library resources for theory-informed social work direct practice with individuals and families

APA Style

Citing Group Author

An example of how to cite a group author, for the DSM and an entry within the manual.

1.  Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)

Citation for the DSM 5 online from Temple Libraries' PsychiatryOnline Premium Package database:

American Psychiatric Association. (2022). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed., text rev.).

(For the list of references, use hanging indents and double-spacing)

Parenthetical citations: (American Psychiatric Association, 2022).

Narrative citations: American Psychiatric Association (2022)

2. Entry in the DSM

American Psychiatric Association. (2022). Anxiety disorders. In Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed., text rev.).

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Citing Data

Whatever citation style is used, the essential elements of a data citation are:

  • Title
  • Author (person who collected the data)
  • Date (Year)
  • Publisher/Distributor
  • Version
  • Persistent identifier (such as the Digital Object Identifier, Uniform Resource Name URN, or Handle System)

Citation Managers

Citation managers save time and make it easy to:

  • Gather citations from databases and websites
  • Edit, organize, and search citations
  • Output citations in many formats (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.)

Citation managers integrate with word-processing programs for inputting in-text citations and generating the corresponding bibliographies.

Temple supports EndNote/EndNote Web, Mendeley, and Zotero.

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