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This tutorial walks you through doing a basic search, narrowing your results list, and finding the full text of an article. It also shows how to get the APA style citation for your articles, which you can copy and paste into your reference list.

Finding Info on Social Welfare Policies

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These databases have information on a breadth of social issues and include discussions of social welfare policies from a variety of perspectives.

CQ Researcher
Each article covers a single topic in-depth.

Opposing Viewpoints Research Center
Gives links to journal and newspaper articles, pro and con “viewpoints,” statistics, images, and more.

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Q & A on APA

Q. How do I format my paper according to APA style?  What spacing and font should I use?  What should my title page look like?
A. General APA Formatting Info

Q. How do I cite information in the body of my paper?  What should a quote or paraphrase look like in my paper?
A. In-Text Citation Basics

Q. What should my Reference list at the end of the paper look like?  What should the header for this page look like?  In what order should my references be listed?
A. Reference List Basics

Q. How do I cite a book, article, website, etc. on my References page?
A. Books  |  Articles  |  Websites and Other Electronic Resources

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