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APA Citation Style Help  

This guide presents the basics of APA citation style for research papers.
Last Updated: Mar 31, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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When you write a research paper for your professor in education, psychology, or related fields, you may be asked to use "APA" for the format of the paper and for the Reference List at the end of the paper.  If so, your professor means that he/she want you to follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

The 6th edition of the Publication Manual is available in print at the Ready Reference section at the Reference/Information Desk, White Library, 2nd floor.  Just ask for it at the desk.  While you cannot check out this copy from the library, you are welcome to use it in the library building. 

The American Psychological Association also offers an online tutorial, "The Basics of APA Style", at:

PLEASE NOTE: This guide is intended only as a quick start for your bibliography or "Reference List" page.  If you are not sure of a specific citation, be sure to check the print edition of the Publication Manual or ask your professor!


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