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*Urban & Regional Planning

A library guide to help students enrolled in the Urban & Regional Planning Department and/or Urban & Regional Planning classes.


This page provides information on citing references in the 7th edition of the APA  and on helpful resources on writing. If you need information on different citation styles such as Chicago, MLA, or others, please see FSU Libraries' Citation Guide.  

To cite your references:

  • Ask your instructor/TA about which style is preferred for the course, figure out the latest edition of the citation style, and use the style consistently throughout your paper.  
  • Know where to get the citation style information
    • Consult the official style manual 
      • Borrow a copy from the Library. We have multiple print copies of the 7th edition of the APA in the library. 
      • For the APA, purchase or rent a print copy or eBook of the official citation manual from the vendors.
    • Consult free online style guides for examples of citing sources. 
    • Use a citation generator or citation management program to automatically generate in-text citations and a reference list in the chosen style.  Note: The programs are not perfect. It is still the author's responsibility to ensure that the references in the paper are cited properly in the given citation style. 

Guides to APA 7

[Other Useful Sources on APA 7]

Citation Management Programs

[Citation Generators]
Cite sources automatically.

  • Purdue OWL's  APA 7 (Powered by the Citation Machine)
  • Citefast
    • APA 7, APA 6, MLA 8 & Chicago 
  • For more information on other citation generators, see here

[Citation Management Programs] 

  • Zotero: An open-source citation management program
  • For information on other citation management programs such as Mendeley or EndNote, see here

Credit: Univ. of Vermont 

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