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Citation Management

APA Style

APA Style is commonly used in the Social Sciences by students and scholars for formatting, writing and citing.  It  has been established by the American Psychological Association and can be helpful in the following areas: 

  • how to format & structure of your paper.
  • how to cite other authors within the body of your paper.
  • how to compile a reference page at the end of your paper.

APA Style Books

Important Websites

Style and Grammar Guidelines - The APA Style website covers supplementary material to the book on the mechanics of style and structure of your paper. Topics include:

Sample Papers - The APA Style website gives you examples of APA formatted student papers and research papers for publication.

APA Style Blog - Written and maintained by APA staff, the contributors to the blog answer questions about formatting uncommon resources in APA style. For example, the entry on Shortening URLs, is very useful. 

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) - Use Purdue OWL's APA style guide to help format your references and citations. The site also includes a sample student paper and sample professional paper for reference.