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APA Handbook (6th Edition)


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Call # BF76.7 .P83 2010 c.7

APA Guide to Electronic Resources, 6th Ed.

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What is APA Citation Style?

APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the social sciences disciplines (Purdue OWL). 

The sixth edition of the manual offers examples using the general format of the APA research paper. This guide is intended to provide you with examples from the APA manual for your research process. 

Click on the blue tab at the top labeled "In-Text Citations" to review how to complete in-text citations using APA format.

Click the blue tab at the top labeled "Creating a Reference List" to review examples of resources for a completed Reference List. Learn how to correctly cite booksjournal articlesaudiovisual material, and more.

Learn how to properly format your APA style research paper on the third blue tab labeled "APA Style Research Paper."


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