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Online Resources

  • APA Style update 2009
    This page is meant to help experienced users of APA Style to learn about the new changes in the new 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
  • Basics of APA Style
    This tutorial 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.
  • Bedford Martin's Research and Documentation
    In most social science classes, you will be asked to use the APA system for documenting sources, which is set forth in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. (Washington, DC: APA, 2010). APA recommends in-text citations that refer readers to a list of references.
  • Purdue OWL APA Guide
    APA (American Psychological Association) is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.

Library Resources

Cover Art
Writing with Style - Szuchman, Lenore T.
Call Number: HM586 .S98 2011
ISBN: 9780840031983
Publication Date: 2010-02-01
LU Reference

Cover Art
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association - American Psychological Association Staff
Call Number: BF76.7 .P83 2010
ISBN: 9781433805615
Publication Date: 2009-07-15
L.U. Reference

With millions of copies sold, the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, educators, and professionals in psychology, sociology, business, economics, nursing, social work, and justice administration, and other disciplines in which effective communication with words and data is fundamental.

Cover Art
Pocket Style Manual - Diana T. Hacker
Call Number: PE1408 .H26 2000
ISBN: 0312204884
Publication Date: 2000-01-01
General Stacks

Clarity, grammar, punctuation and mechanics, research sources, MLA, APA, Chicago, and usage/grammatical terms


Basics of Citation

The following covers the basics of APA style citation. For more in-depth coverage, please choose from the list of online resources or refer to the APA style handbook.

Book Citation


Lastname, F. N. (Year). Book title. Location: Publisher.

Electronic Book

Lastname, F. N. (Year). Book title. Retrieved from http://www.somesite.dom

Lastname, F. N. (Year). Book title. doi:number



Lastname, F. I. (Date). Article title. Journal TitleVol, pages.


Lastname, F. I. (Date). Article title. Journal TitleVol, pages. Retrieved From: 


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