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   info

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


APA Format - Basic Examples  Adobe PDF format

APA Introduction

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

APA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue OWL)

Reference citations in text

References – examples for online sources

References – examples for print sources:

Other print sources

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  | You Tube videos

Learn APA Style (from APA website)

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


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

Video tutorials introducing APA style

DOI Lookup (finding the doi for a citation)

Citing Legal Materials in APA Style (also in PDF

Information on errors in the 1st printing

Social Work Exercizes