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APA Citation  

Need to cite your sources using the APA style?
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Why Cite?

Citing your sources is important for many reasons:

  • If your reader wants more information on your topic, they know where to go to find it.
  • You give credit to where an idea came from.
  • Your arguments are more believable.
  • You can show the variety of sources used in your research.
  • It helps you avoid plagiarism.
  • It is required by college instructors.

APA Tutorial

View the American Psychological Association's tutorial to help you with the "Basics of APA Style!"


University APA Style Pages

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): This resource, revised according to the 6th edition of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.


Ohio State University:  APA Citation Guide: This guide is based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition (2010).


Kent State University Libraries: APA Cheat Sheet!


The APA Publication Manual

Product Details

We have a copy at the Reference Desk for Library-use-only.  Ask the Librarian!

DESK REF BF 76.7 P83 2010


Other Helpful Sites

Don't trust that the citation a database generates is accurate!

EBSCOhost Citation Guides


Free online citation generators:

Bibme (Uses APA 6th Edition)

KnightCite (Uses APA 6th Edition)


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