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Citations & Style Guide

Information and resources on how to cite references correctly.

APA Style

Style Manual of the American Psychological Association, frequently used for scientific papers. APA style is used for research in linguistics; human, behavioral, social, and political sciences; education; computer science and information management; business and management; and environmental and physical sciences.

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Additional Resources:

  • APA Formatting and Style Guide, available online from the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue, provides guidelines and examples for formatting a paper and for citing sources in APA style.
  • Citation Machine: APA Format, created by David Warlick of The Landmark Project, automatically generates citations in APA style based on information you enter into a template.
  • The APA Wizard from will take you through the steps for the most common types of cited works providing you with assistance on how to input specific information. As long as you enter the information correctly, the Wizard will result in a correct APA citation.
  • Citation Styles: APA, available from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Center for Writing Studies, includes a summary of APA style and numerous examples of citations.
  • APA Style, available online from The Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, provides examples of paper formatting, citations, and bibliographies in APA style.
  • Find a Reference in the APA Style, available from Laerd Publishing, lets you select select the type of reference you are looking for and shows you an example of that type of reference (and citation) in the APA style. It explains each element of how the reference is generated so that you can apply the same style to your references and citations.
  • Learning APA Style, available online from the American Psychological Association, provides extensive guidelines and examples for writing papers and citing sources in APA style.
  • The Basics of APA Style, a tutorial available at the APA Web site, is designed for those who have no previous knowledge of APA Style. It shows users how to structure and format their work, recommends ways to reduce bias in language, identifies how to avoid charges of plagiarism, shows how to cite references in text, and provides selected reference examples. For those already familiar with APA style who would like to learn the changes introduced in the new edition of the APA manual, there is a tutorial on What's New in the Sixth Edition.
  • American Psychological Association Style Guides, available from the Ely Library at Westfield State College, lists sites that provide examples of citations in APA style.
  • APA Style Blog is the official companion to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition. It's run by a group of experts who work with APA Style every day. They provide many examples and answers to all your APA questions including reference citations of every sort, grammar and usage, the publication process, and social media.
  • CitationFox-APA from the University Libraries at the University of Albany is intended to help with the construction of citations in APA style. CitationFox-APA contains templates and examples for over 500 different resource types.

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