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Citation Help for APA, 5th Edition  

Examples, explanations, links to more help, EndNote, turnitin all to help you cite your sources in the APA style, 5th edition
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Common Citation Styles Used at CSS

APA Manual, 5th ed.

 APA Manual

  • Used within the Social Sciences including Business, Education, Psychology, etc.

MLA Handbook, 6th ed.

MLA Handbook

  •  Used within the Humanities including English, History, Communication, etc.

AMA Manual, Rev. ed.

AMA Manual

  • Used within the Medical field including Physical Therapy (PT), Occupational Therapy (OT), and Exercise Physiology.

Turabian/Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed.

Chicago Manual of Style

  • Used within the field of History.

APA Overview

This LibGuide is to help you use the American Psychological Association (APA) style guide, which is frequently used for the social sciences including education, management, psychology, and the health sciences.

This guide can help you with the more fundamental tasks including:
1. Reference Formats - examples and explanations for citing your sources in the various formats for your References list
2. Formatting Your Paper - how to set up your paper including the margins, font, and your References list
3. In-text citations - also known as parenthetical notation - how to cite your references in the text of your paper
4. EndNote - bibliographic citation software, which can help format your citations and is freely available for download to CSS faculty, staff, and students 
5. Avoiding Plagiarism - information on the College's academic honesty policy and turnitin, an online tool to detect where sources need to be cited

Note: This guide is in no way a replacement for the actual manual, which is several hundred pages long, and can be found in the Library on reserve or at a bookstore near you. Please consult the APA 5th edition manual for authoritative information in greater detail. Also feel free to talk with a librarian for more help.



APA Citation Help

Other APA Citation Resources:

Narrated PowerPoint tutorial from CSS Library

APA Documentation - APA tutorial created by the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

APA Formatting and Style Guide - OWL - APA tutorial created by Purdue University.

APA Citation Style - Cornell University

Citing Resources Using the APA Style - University of Minnesota

APA Style - Hints and tips from the APA web site.

APA Style Guide to Electronic References

APA Style: The Social Sciences - A research and documentation tutorial for the Social Sciences. Provides some great examples including a sample paper.

Citation Machine - interactive web tool designed to assist students in their effort to respect other people's intellectual properties


Writing Help

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