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Citing your Sources

This guide is designed to facilitate access to various types of information in psychology and related areas.

Guide to APA Style

The BC Libraries has a new guide to using APA Style. It includes general formatting rules, some examples, and tutorials.

Bookmark These Websites

We highly recommend that you bookmark these sites so that you can refer to them when you are writing your paper.

The APA Style Manual

  Both the O'Neill Library and The Social Work Library has several copies of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. We also highly recommend that you purchase a copy from the BC bookstore.

New! APA Style Guide to Electronic References

RefWorks & Citation Management Tools

 RefWorks is software that allows you to:

  • Store and organize citations.
  • Download citation information directly from Holmes, WorldCat Local, and many article databases.
  • Create an APA formatted References page in a matter of seconds.
  • Insert citations into the body of your paper.

Here's how to set up your personal RefWorks account:

  1. To set up your account, go to the BC RefWorks home page at
  2. Click on "Sign up for an Individual Account" in the User Log In box on the left
  3. Follow the instructions for creating an account. (Your username and password can be anything you choose.)

NOTE: You have to be on campus to sign up for RefWorks, but once you create an account you can use it from anywhere.

The BC Libraries have several other citation management tools available to you. These include Endnote, Zotero, and Mendeley. You will find more information about these tools here.

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