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Human Services: Home

Resources for Human Services coursework. Includes information about academic research, sociology & psychology databases, and APA citation style.


Use this guide to locate scholarly sources and websites to support your research for Human Services classes. The Social Sciences, including Human Services and Social Work, traditionally use APA citation format. 

See "Databases & Journals" tab for scholarly journal articles and "APA" tab for citation information. 

NASW Code of Ethics Citation

APA Citation Style

Code of Ethics from NASW Website

  • Author, A.A. or responsible body. (Date of Publication). Title of item cited. Retrieved from URL.



In-text citation

  • (Author, year)

Parenthetical citation example:

(National Association of Social Workers, 2017)

Narrative citation example:

National Association of Social Workers (2017)

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