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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.



APA Style Guide to Electronic References


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Subject Guide

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Kwasi Sarkodie-Mensah
312 O'Neill Library
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
617 552 4465

Subject Guide

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Adam Williams
McGuinn Hall, 038
Subjects: Psychology, Social Work