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Citations Styles Used at CSS


  • APA Manual

    APA, 6th ed.

    Used within the social sciences including business, education, psychology, and social work and health sciences including nursing, exercise physiology, occupational therapy, and physical therapy


 


  • MLA Manual

    MLA, 8th ed.

    Publication Date: 2016
    Used within the humanities including English, history, communication, etc.


 


  • AMA Manual

    AMA Manual of Style

    Used within the medical field including athletic training


 


  • Chicago Manual

    Chicago/Turabian Manual of Style, 15th ed.

    Used within the field of history

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APA, 6th Edition 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, and view a sample paper

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. Ethically Use Sources – 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 6th edition manual for authoritative information in greater detail. Also feel free to talk with a librarian for more help.

APA Citation Help

  • APA Style Guide to Electronic References, 6th ed.

    PDF document from APA on how to cite electronic references

  • APA Style Blog

    Official companion to the manual and run by a group of experts who answer questions on some of the trickier aspects of APA.

  • Setting Up Your Paper in Proper APA Style

    Video Tutorial created by the CSS Library about setting up your paper in proper APA Style using Word on a PC.


  • Pre-formatted APA template for Word

    Download, fill in the blanks, and then you can focus on content.
  • APA Style

    Hints and tips from the APA web site

  • Basics of APA Style by the American Psychological Association (APA)

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  • LibAnswers

    Questions about APA from CSS students answered by CSS Librarians

  • Atomic Learning

    Many short tutorials on all aspects of APA from how to create a title page to compiling your references. You will have to log in with your Novell username and password (same as for Blackboard and CSS email).

  • OWL Purdue APA Style Guide

    APA tutorial created by Purdue University

  • APA Citation Management

    APA tutorial created by Cornell University

  • APA Documentation Guide

    APA tutorial created by the University of Wisconsin, Madison

  • Narrated Tutorials from the Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Citation Machine

    Interactive web tool designed to assist students in their effort to respect other people’s intellectual properties

  • BibMe

    Free fully automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills

  • Easy Bib

    Interactive web site to help students cite correctly


 


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APA Citation Guide

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APA (American Psychological Association) style is most frequently used within the social sciences, in order to cite various sources. This APA Citation Guide, revised according to the 6th edition of the APA manual, provides the general format for in-text citations and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed.).

Select from one of the source types below to start creating the perfect citation in APA format. We also have a powerful automatic APA citation generator. To begin just check out our APA citation generator.

Source Types:

  • How to cite a Book in APA
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  • How to cite a Newspaper in APA
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  • How to cite a Journal Article in APA
  • How to cite a Film in APA
  • How to cite an Interview in APA
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APA Style Guide

APA Citation Guide

←Back to All Citation Guides Our comprehensive guide on APA format

Cite in APA Automatically with BibMe

  • Journal
  • Website
  • Book
  • Video
  • Other
Auto-fill mode    Manual entry mode

APA (American Psychological Association) style is most frequently used within the social sciences, in order to cite various sources. This APA Citation Guide, revised according to the 6th edition of the APA manual, provides the general format for in-text citations and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed.).

Select from one of the source types below to start creating the perfect citation in APA format. We also have a powerful automatic APA citation generator. To begin just check out our APA citation generator.

Source Types:

  • How to cite a Book in APA
  • How to cite a Magazine in APA
  • How to cite a Newspaper in APA
  • How to cite a Website in APA
  • How to cite a Journal Article in APA
  • How to cite a Film in APA
  • How to cite an Interview in APA
  • How to cite a Lecture in APA
  • How to cite a TV Show / Radio Broadcast in APA
  • How to cite an Encyclopedia in APA
  • How to cite a Photograph in APA

←Back to All Citation Guides

APA Style Guide

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