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APA Style: Getting Started

New APA Guide

What's in This Guide?

This guide provides basic information about APA style and examples of citations for the most common types of resources. It is by no means comprehensive. If you do not find what you need in this guide, please refer to the ultimate authority: the APA Manual.

APA Basics: Sample paper; citation elements

Citation Elements: Specific rules

Citing Books: Citation format; examples for books

Citing Articles: Citation format; examples for articles

Citing Web Pages: Citation format; examples for web pages

In-Text Citations: Examples of proper in-text citations

Quoting Sources: Examples of proper quotations

Annotated Bibliography: What it is, and how to create one

APA Website: Website of the American Psychological Association

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Much of this guide is based on or copied with permission from the APA LibGuide at Lorain County Community College.

The APA Manual

Published by the American Psychological Association, this manual is the most authoritative resources for organizing your paper and citing sources, using APA style.  The newest copy is available at the Bierce Library User Support Services Desk.