The American Psychological Association (APA) Style sets out the rules for writing research papers and citing sources.
The purposes of citing are to: credit your sources, avoid plagiarism, help your readers find your sources, and, give credibility to you papers.
See the AVOID PLAGIARISM box below for tips on what needs to be cited.
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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 sometimes included in the print version of the article. Books may also include a DOI.
Example: https://doi.org/10.1037/a0024996 or http://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 (top and bottom corners are common placement areas).
2. DOIs are often included in database records. If you're searching the library databases, and if a DOI is assigned to an article or book, you will find it near the bottom of the abstract for that item (click on the article title to see the abstract).
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 ).