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How to Cite - Guide to Citing Sources in Your Research Paper   Tags: apa, bibliography, chicago, citation, in-text, in-text citation, mla, parenthetical, works cited  

This guide lists selected Style Manuals, Citation Guides and other tools for citing both print and electronic/web sources in your work. Chesnutt Library also provides access to RefWorks, a web-based bibliography manager which automatically formats papers.
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Print Manuals

Click here to view the Basics of APA Style Tutorial (video) to watch step-by-step guidelines on citing.

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Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association - American Psychological Association Staff
Call Number: BF76.7 .P83 2010
ISBN: 9781433805592
Publication Date: 2009-07-15
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Writing with Style - Lenore T. Szuchman; Barbara Thomlison
Call Number: HM586 .S98 2011 (Reference)
ISBN: 9780840031983
Publication Date: 2010-02-01


How to Cite Using APA Style

APA Style

What is it? Developed by the American Psychological Assocation, APA style is widely used, not only in the social science and management but also in the humanities and natural sciences.

How do I do it? There are two parts to APA citation: in-text reference and the list of reference at the end. See The Purdue Online Writing Lab (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/) for detailed guidelines.

Don't forget - you must cite your source both 1. In-Text and in a 2. Reference List

1. In-text Citation

The in-text componant of APA citation includes two main elements: the author's last name and the year of the publication (e.g., Ross, 1997). And the page number whenever quoting directly or paraphrasing a specific section of the text (e.g., Ross, 1997). For more than one author, list the names in the order they appear in the source. Refer to http://libguides.uncfsu.edu/APAintext.

2. Reference List 

The list of references on your paper's last page is titled "References" and should be arranged in alphabetical order. Refer to the Reference List page for more information on how to cite works accurately at http://libguides.uncfsu.edu/referencelist.



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