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CookDr. Doug Cook
Reference & Instruction Librarian
Office: LL115
Phone: 717-477-1123 ext. 3312

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Citation Formatting

Quick Guides by Dr. Cook

Online Citation Tools

These programs allow you to electronically format your sources and create a bibliography that can be downloaded directly into your paper.

Source Aid

SourceAid’s Citation Builder formats your bibliography in MLA, APA, CMS & CSE styles. You can also save your work for later editing or addition.

Citation Machine

Citation Machine generates works cited entries in MLA and APA formats which are able to be copied and pasted into a word document.


We subscribe to this service! RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic software package that enables you to:

  • Organize your research
  • Include citations while you write your paper
  • Build a bibliography in a variety of style formats (MLA, APA, Chicago)
  • Import references from many data sources (Databases, Catalog
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SWK360 - Research in Social Work - Dr. O'Reilly

Librarian - Dr. Cook

1.  Research Articles

  • These databases contain scholarly (peer-reviewed) research articles
  • Search for your topic and add the word research (Teen Pregnancy and Research)

An article reporting a research study usually has the following major headings

  1. Introduction
  2. Methods
  3. Findings
  4. Discussion
  5. References

2.  Finding Research Articles in a Social Work Database

  • Choose "Find Articles" then "In Databases"
  • Choose one of the following

Social Work Abstracts

  • Covers social work and human services
  • Contains indexing and abstracts for over 450 journals

SocINDEX with Full Text

  • Covers scholarly publications in sociology, social work, and related fields
  • Contains over 1 million articles

Sociological Collection

  • Covers peer-reviewed sociology journals
  • Contains over 500 journal titles


3.  Finding Research Articles in Related Disciplines

  • Choose "Find Articles" then "In Databases"
  • Choose one of the following

Academic Search Complete

  • Our most cross-disciplinary database
  • Contains articles on natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, business and education


  • Indexes abstracts of journal articles, books, and reports in psychology and related fields
  • Contains abstracts and links to full text when available

 Criminal Justice Abstracts 

  • Covers research journals and books on Criminal Justice
  • Contains abstracts and citations to 80,000+ research items from 1960 to the present

4.  Finding Books

  • Choose "Find Books" then one of the following

In Ship Library

  • An index of all the book which Ship has in its Library Collection
  • Books are on the top floor of the Library. 
  • Use the Call Number to find a book on the shelves

In PA Libraries (EZ Borrow)

  • Log on with your student ID (Begins with 65....)
  • Search for a book title, author, or a topic
  • Choose Request and fill out the online form
  • Book will be mailed to the Ship Library within three days
  • You will be emailed to come and pick the book up