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Research: Cite Your Sources: APA


The APA formatting style is generally used in education and for the subject areas of psychology, engineering, science, and social sciences.  When using APA, you create a References List.

In APA style, in-text citations are inserted in the body of your paper to identify the source of your information. In-text citations point the reader to more complete information in the References List at the end of the paper. Visit the APA In-Text Citations:The Basics from the Purdue OWL website.

Coulter Library APA Handout

American Psychological Association (APA) Handout)

This useful handout presents tips on using the APA format for citing scholarly resources. APA format is most often used in the fields of psychology, education and other social and behavioral sciences. 

Website: Purdue OWL Writing Center

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Find lots of useful handouts and research links. This is a great site to get tips for writing argumentative essays, literary term definitions, writing about poetry. OWL includes information about MLA and APA formatting and style guides, and much more.


Books: APA Publication Manuals

Website: Purdue OWL APA Style and Formatting Guide

Purdue OWL APA Formatting and Style Guide

This guide walks you through how to set up your References List as well as showing the correct format for your citations.


Website: APA Style Center

Use these websites for more tips and helpful examples of the APA citation format

MS Word Citation Help

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