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Library DIY: Citing Sources in APA Format

Find how to locate a book, eBook, and articles, evaluate and cite sources, and access library services.

Edition

The American Psychological Association recently released a 7th edition of APA Style.  The information below follows the 6th edition.  Updates that follow the 7th edition will be available for the Spring Semester 2020. 

What's in this guide?

How to cite:

Articles

  • journal, magazine and newspaper articles

Books

  • print and online books/book chapters

Web

  • entire websites, single web pages

Gov't/Legal

  • cases, laws, government documents.

Media

  • figures, music, video

Unpublished

  • interviews, surveys, class notes, etc.

Authors

  • one or more, no named author, multiple articles by the same author

In-text

  • in-text, parenthetical referencing examples

Ask a Librarian

  • ask for research help at the Library Services Desk, using chat, email, phone
  • email any one of the librarians for a research appointment tailored to your paper/project

Papers

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