Citing Sources in APA Style

How to Cite Sources in APA Style

When writing a research paper using the APA style, you are required to embed references to recoverable information you have used within the context of your article, using an author-date citation system.  Each resource cited in context must also be included in a references section at the end of your paper.  The key purpose of listing references is to enable the reader to easily locate any resource cited.

The following sites show how to cite sources according to APA 6th edition:

Kettering College Guide to APA Documentation

KC APA Formatted Template for Word

APA Periodical Citation Templates

Citing Authors in APA Style

APA Flowchart for Using DOIs and URLs (APA Style Blog)

APA Update: Recommended Format for a DOI (APA Style Blog)

How to Cite Something You Found on a Website in APA Style (APA Style Blog)

How to Cite A Source When Something is Missing (APA Style Blog)

Writing In-Text Citations in APA Style (APA Style Blog)

APA Page Formatting Quickviews

The APA Style Home Page

The APA Style Blog

APA 6th edition Tutorial

Purdue University Online Writing Lab: Using American Psychological Association (APA)Format

APA Interactive Tutorial (Tallahassee Community College)

APA Style Essentials (includes links to sample papers)

Scottsdale Community College APA Citation Guide

Nova Southeastern University APA Formatting and Style Guide

Sample Papers in APA Format


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