Learn how to do citations in APA style.
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2014
Concise Rules of APA Style
Call Number: BF 76.7 .C66 2010
Offers essential writing and formatting standards for students, teachers, researchers, and clinicians in the social and behavioral sciences. This easy-to-use pocket guide, compiled from the sixth edition of thePublication Manual of the American Psychological Association, provides complete guidance on the rules of style that are critical for clear communication. Readers will learn how to avoid the grammatical errors most commonly reported by journal editors; how to choose the appropriate format for statistics, figures, and tables; how to credit sources and avoid charges of plagiarism; and how to construct a reference list through a wide variety of examples and sources.
APA the Easy Way
Call Number: BF 76.7 .H68 2009
This handbook covers many detailed specifications of the APA style...including in-text citations, source citations, and a sample paper. It also sheds new light on the manual using step-by-step processes and exemplification that enable readers to fulfill APA rules and regulations while focusing on the content, rather than the format, of their academic research.
Mastering APA Style
Call Number: BF 76.8 .M38 2010|zvol.1
This user-friendly training guide includes groups of instructional exercises and practice tests on various aspects and features of the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, including electronic references and citations, grammar, headings, seriation, statistical and mathematical copy, italics and capitalization, numbers style, and table formatting. The exercises and tests require students to apply APA Style to prove that they can use it accurately in term papers and research reports.
- APA Guide
The official website for The American Psychological Association (APA).
- APA Quick Answers
From the APA official site is a quick looks guide to the style and citation questions.
- APA Style Blog
The APA produces a blog about their style. There are tips, tricks, frequently asked question as well as in-depth articles about APA style.
- How to Write a Research Paper in APA
An extensive overview of the steps and details that go in to producing an APA style research paper.
- APA Style FAQ
Have a question about APA citation? Try the frequently asked question section from APA style to find the answer.
- APA Style Tutorial
APA produced a quick tutorial about styling an APA formatted research paper.
Here are some free citation generators. Make sure to always double check everything for accuracy since there can be errors.
- Bib Me
BibMe is a free citation generator developed at Carnegie Mellon University that produces citations and bibliographies in APA, MLA, Chicago and Turabian styles. It has some features not found in other free citation generators, such as autofill and the ability to switch between citation styles.
- Citation Machine
Citation Machine is a free site that automatically produces MLA, APA, Turabian or Chicago style citations for a variety of sources (but not bibliographies). Users can copy and paste citations into Word. It was developed by David Warlick, an educator.
Free full-featured version of Citavi for up to 100 references. Search for, manage, organize and cite sources.
Docscite is a free site that automatically produces MLA or APA style citations for government documents. DocsCite was developed at, and is provided by, Arizona State University Libraries.
KnightCite is a free site that automatically produce MLA, APA, or Chicago style citations for 25 types of sources.
From the Hekman Library at Calvin College.
- NoodleTools Express
Free tool that allows users to create citations in MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian styles that can be copied and pasted into a document. Citations are not compiled into a source list and cannot be saved.
- Style Wizard
This free site automatically produces MLA or APA style citations for 6 basic types of sources. There is excellent help on each screen to walk users through the processing of citing a source.