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Citing Your Sources

What is APA Style?

APA Style is a standardized format for writing that has been established by the American Psychological Association. It is generally used by students and scholars working within a behavioral science discipline.

Keep in mind that APA Style refers to:

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

The APA Style Manual

Full online editions of the APA Style Manual are not available to libraries, but the links below have a good deal of useful information.  There are print copies of the manual, officially known as the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, at the O'Neill Library Circulation Desk and in Reference, call number BF76.7 .P83.

Zotero

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Use Zotero to help you to collectmanage, and cite your references. With Zotero you can attach PDFs, notes, and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies.

  • Free & open-source with a robust user community & documentation
  • Sync desktop app with cloud-based account
  • Store and organize records and PDFs
  • Share citation records with anyone
  • Plugins/Add-ons for MS Word, Google Docs, and Libre Office

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