APA Citation Style

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) is the final authority in determining how to cite/format your sources, and is available in the Library Reference and Reserves collections. The sites linked below provide some useful examples and/or assistance. 

EasyBib (opens in a new window)  Click here for more information on EasyBib

Online site provides basic citation formatting and management. Make sure you choose APA. 

 

APA Format - Basic Examples  Adobe PDF format (Link will open into a PDF document)

APA Style Basics  video introduction (Link to videos covering how to cite books, articles, online resources, theses, and ERIC documents)

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APA Formatting and Style Guide - Purdue OWL website

APA PowerPoint Presentation - Detailed Overview of APA Citation Style

Reference citations in text- the basics

Reference citations in text - author/authors

References – examples for online sources

References – examples for print sources:

Articles
Books
Other print sources

Sample Paper

Purdue OWL's APA Video Tutorial Series (Link will open into YouTube)

Best of the APA Style Blog (APA)

Guidance from APA on how to cite various types of resources, including:

Interviews | Social Media (Twitter, Facebook) | Website materials  | YouTube videos

Learn APA Style (from APA website)

Basics of APA Style (introductory video tutorial from the APA)

Introduction to APA Style (Link will open into a PDF document)

 

Full manual available in the Library:

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.).
Call no: REF BF76.7 .P82 2010

 

Other Useful Sources

How to Write an Annotated Bibliography (Link will open into a PDF document)

DOI Lookup (finding the doi for a citation)

Citing Legal Materials in APA Style

Information on errors in the 1st printing (Link will open into a PDF document)

 

How do I automatically generate APA Citations to specific articles using library tools

Main library search box "Search Library Resources" - click article title and look to the right side of a "full record" screen (details)

EBSCO -  click article title and then cite (on right side of a full record screen)

ProQuest -  click article title and then cite (on right side of a full record screen)