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EDU 6180 - Understanding & Evaluating EDU Research: Citing Your Sources

This course guide has been created to help you with locating resources for your research and to help locate data sets for Education

Common Citation Style Used in EDU

APA Manual, 6th ed.

 APA Manual

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

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Citing Your Sources

In the School of Education, the citation style used the most is APA. The reason why is because Education falls under the large umbrella of Social Sciences. APA is the citation style used predominately in the Social Sciences. Use the following links to help you with proper APA writing, citing your sources, and locating answers to your questions. Feel free to contact Julie Rustad or the CSS Library if you need assistance with APA.

Bibliographic Citation Style Software

The College of St. Scholastica has subscribed to a Bibliographic Citation Style Software program. This software allows you to export citations from databases, as well as manually enter citations into the software. It will then format it into the citation style of your choice. It can also help you organize and manage your sources.

Update to APA 6th Edition

APA Style Guide to Electronic References, 6th Ed.

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There has been an update to the APA Manual 6th ed. This update focuses on electronic references including examples for citing Facebook, Twitter, web pages, YouTube videos, and more. This guide replaces all information in the CSS Manual in regards to citing electronic resources. You will need to use both your manual and this guide when citing sources. To access this update, click on the following link:

APA Style Guide to Electronic References - this link will open the guide as a PDF.