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Research Workshop II, Mastering Citations, Allegheny: APA Style (6th ed.)

This guide will show the basics for citing sources and formatting research projects in accordance with MLA, APA and Chicago style manuals for the Allegheny Campus Research Workshops.

APA Publication Manual Overview & Tutorial

APAAPA style, developed by the American Psychological Association, is used for hard sciences and social sciences, including education. APA uses parenthetical citations within the text and a corresponding bibliography or references list at the end of the paper.

Union University: Using APA Style for References and Citations Video Tutorial

Databases & Citations

Many of the Library Databases provide Citation assistance for the articles.  In the Tools area located on the Detailed Record page and the Article page, look for features like "Cite" or "Cite Now!"

Do a final check to make certain that the citation correct formatting, punctuation and content!

APA Style Examples

View our concise APA Style and APA: Citing References in Text (PDF) handouts. 

APA Style     APA Citing References in Text

Sample Papers

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides an APA Sample Paper which includes References.

APA provides a Sample References List.

APA Sample Paper      APA References LIst


Other Resources

The American Psychological Association's site for APA Style explains the basics of the format.

Having trouble finding a sample citation for your source type ? Check out the Purdue Online Writing Lab's Reference List: Other Non-Print Sources and Reference List: Electronic Sources (Web Publications) pages.

Formatting Guides

This page provided by St. Catherine University Libraries demonstrates how to format an APA style paper in Word 2016.

Formatting an APA Paper Using Microsoft Word 2016

This University of Northern Colorado video demonstrates the formatting of automatically generated citations in APA Style.
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