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APA Citation Style Guide (6th ed.)

Welcome to this Help Guide.

This Guide is for the 6th Edition of the APA Style Manual. The 7th edition was releases Oct 1, 2019. Check with your instructor as to which edition your course is using. 

APA 7th edition Guide

Purpose: Help CUW undergraduate and graduate students in Education, Psychology, Business, Science, and Health Sciences who use the APA Citation Style.

Help Available: The Writing Center is available to help with citation related questions and document formatting.

A copy of the APA Style Manual is available in Course Reserves (circulation desk) & Reference (short stacks) BF76.7 .P83 2010.

How to Use:  Click a tab to choose the appropriate information for your needs. Each tab contains a video from the PPCC Writing Center eLearning Series.

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Web Resources
Purdue OWL – comprehensive guide about academic writing & citing sources 
APA Style Blog– Advice about electronic resources and unique instances not clear in the manual
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APA Frequently Asked Questions

Citation Managers: Use a citation manager (like Zotero) to keep track of sources and generate citations to save you time. Simply check the citation for accuracy before using.  

Zotero Citations & Bibliographies

BEST Citation Generator: ZoteroBib
For best results use the ISBN or DOI when searching for the item.

Template: APA Research Paper Template (.DOC)
This template contains a title page, abstract, running head, sample text with headings, sample figure & table, and a sample references page.

Note: links are provided as informational sources only. The library does not check citations. Students can request help with citations through the CUW Writing Center

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Page Layout: 0:22
Cover Page: 2:31
Headings (Levels): 7:49

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0:25  What to quote
1:10  How to quote
2:34  Block quotes
3:00  Changing a quote
4:00 Including titles
4:15  When to quote

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1:36  What is a citation?
2:22 Formatting citations
4:13 More than one author
5:08 No author
5:50 No page number
6:20 No date
6:54 How many citations do I need?

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Reference Page Format: 0:53
Authors: 3:02
Titles: 4:13
Books: 5:21
Journal Articles: 6:18
Journal Articles from a Database: 7:13
Web Articles: 8:04

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