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Helpful Links on APA Style
APA Style Tutorial
This tutorial is designed for writers new to APA Style. Learn the basics of seventh edition APA Style, including paper elements, format, and organization; academic writing style; grammar and usage; bias-free language; mechanics of style; tables and figures; in-text citations, paraphrasing, and quotations; and reference list format and order.
Purdue OWL APA Style Guide
These resources will help you learn how to use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation and format style. This section contains resources on in-text citation and the References page as well as APA sample papers, slide presentations, and the APA classroom poster.
Just need one or two quick citations? There's no need to subscribe -- simply generate them, then copy and paste what you need into your document.
Note: Citations are not saved and cannot be exported to a word processor using this version of the tool.
Citing your sources is important because:
- It shows you've done research by looking up scholarly resources
- It allows others to look up the sources you used to find the information
- It prevents you from being accused of plagiarism
Citations may look different depending on what style is used, but they contain the same information. The standard elements include:
- Author name(s)
- Title (of book or article and journal)
- Date of publication
- Page numbers
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