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Do-It-Yourself Library: Citing Sources In APA Format

I Need Help Citing Sources In APA Format

APA citation format is commonly used in the social sciences. It involves the use of parenthetical in-text citations (the citation information is within parentheses).  All APA reference list entries contain four main components: author, date, title, and source. Those components are organized as follows:

Author. (Date). Title. Source.

If you are unable to locate components for a reference, the APA Style website has a page on Missing Reference Information.

More information on APA citation can be found here - APA Citation Guide

1. Paper Formatting

2. Reference components

3. Book Examples

4. Article Examples

5. Internet Resources Examples

6. In-Text Citations

Here is a quick tutorial to learn basics of APA citation. 


Writing with Microsoft Word: In Microsoft Word you can also set your default document layout to APA style. 

As well as adding citations in a word document - More on this here - Adding Citations in a Word Document. 

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