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The bible of APA style

call number:

BF76.7 .P83 2010

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Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
ISBN: 1433805618


APA style


APA Style (American Psychological Association)
Preferred format for the social and “hard” sciences.  



Need a “cheat sheet” on typing your list of REFERENCES?

Try Pierce College Library's APA Citation Handout .




A sample paper from Diana Hacker’s Web site. 



 “50% of all students report gastric distress when assigned term papers!” (Madeitup et al., 2009) 

Check out Hacker’s chapter on this topic:  in-text citations


DOI Number (Digital Object Indicator)

 Crossref's Free DOI Lookup can help you find it.
This 4 minute video explains how to find a DOI and how to use it.



COOL WEB SOURCE more info and examples

OWL at Purdue - APA  -- Purdue U's Online Writing Lab.


BOOKS from the experts

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

     by the American Psychological Association

 BF76.7 .P83 2010

(Copies available at the reference desk, in the reference collection, and in the circulating stacks.)  


Companion Web site: American Psychological Association - Electronic References


A Writer’s Reference       by Diana Hacker

PE1408 .H2778 2007
(Info on both APA & MLA.  Copies on reserve, in reference, and as circulating copies.  Various vintages.) 

See also the companion Web site:  Research and Documentation Online



Click on the next tab for several free online citation formatting tools.  BUT verify each entry for accuracy and adherence to APA style (because errors are regularly imported!) and YOUR INSTRUCTOR'S specifications after you copy/paste the citations into your paper.




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