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The Goldstein Library for Distance Learners: APA

This guide is designed to help distance learners in the CCI take full advantage of Goldstein Library resources.

APA Style Guide

The APA style manual (American Psychological Association) is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. It refers to the rules and conventions established by the American Psychological Association for documenting sources used in a research paper. APA style requires both in-text citations and a reference list. For every in-text citation there should be a full citation in the reference list and vice versa.


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APA Style

Although there are numerous citation style guides, the one primarily used in the library and information studies field is the American Psychological Association or APA. Below are various sites that can help you format and properly cite your papers in APA style.

APA Style Homepage

The Basics of APA Style Tutorial

Goldstein Library APA Documentation Assistance

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): APA Formatting and Style Guide

You can also refer to a copy of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 6th. ed., 2010. As a distance student you can request this via ILL or UBorrow, or check out a copy from your local library. You can search on WorldCat to find a library close to you that has this book:

1. Click here to go to the WorldCat listing for the this book.

2. Then under, "Find a copy in the library," enter your zipcode or location and click on "Find Libraries."

3. The results will tell you the nearest library that has this book.

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