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APA: APA Citation Basics

This guide will help you with APA citations and formatting.

Using APA

When you are asked to cite in APA, you need to consider the following.

1. Formatting

2. References List

3. In-text Citations

4. How to put everything together into your final paper

 

Scroll down for resources to help you in these areas.  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask.  

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Introduction to Citing Sources

#1: Formatting

While this video is for Microsoft Office 2013, the same principles apply in other versions of Office and in other programs like Pages and Google Drive even if the buttons are located in different places.

#2 References Page

Source:  Kirkwood Libraries

These websites have citation examples.  This is what will go on your Reference page at the end of your paper.  Find the example that most closely matches the item you want to cite.  Some items do not perfectly fit into one of the categories.  Please feel free to ask for help with this.

Missing information?  Check out this blog post on what to do if you don't see all the pieces you need for your citation.

#3: In-text Citations

#4: Sample Paper

All done?

Use this checklist to make sure you are not missing anything.