The American Psychological Association (APA) style is the set of rules that the APA maintains for writing research papers and citing your sources.
The purpose of citing your sources is to: give credit to your sources AND to avoid plagiarism.
REMEMBER: it is very important to cite your sources IN-TEXT as well as in your Reference List. Use this Subject Guide to help you format your IN-TEXT citations and Reference List.
Check the ACADEMIC INTEGRITY guide to ensure you avoid plagiarism. A great source which includes tips and tricks for quoting and paraphrasing.
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REFWORKS - web-based citation management tool - organize your references and produce an APA Reference List!
Use these templates as a guide - they are not perfect, but are great starting places!
NOTE: Your instructor may have specific requirements that override these templates.
Note: it is not perfect (e.g. Abstract should not be indented), but it is a good starting place!
What is a DOI?
A DOI is a digital object identifier – a unique alphanumeric code that gives a persistent link to the web location for an electronic item. DOIs are commonly seen on current electronic journal articles, but are also often included in the print version of the article.
Example: doi:10.1080/14622200410001676305 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0024996
How do I find the DOI for an article?
1. Check the first page of the article for a DOI.
2. DOIs are often included in database records. If you're searching a library database like Academic Search Complete, and if a DOI is assigned to an article, you will find it in the database record for that article.
3. Check www.crossref.org for the doi
4. DOIs may also be found in the bibliography of an article. If you find a DOI in a bibliography and want to find the actual article (or further citation information), you need to use a DOI resolver (see:http://dx.doi.org ).