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Books on APA Citing
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association by
The most recent edition will be located in the reference collection on the first floor of the John Esch library (Sheboygan campus) and at the front office of each Lakeland center. CAPP students can also consult their school or nearest public library.
APA and Online APA Citation Resources
"APA Style® originated in 1929, when a group of psychologists, anthropologists, and business managers convened and sought to establish a simple set of procedures, or style rules, that would codify the many components of scientific writing to increase the ease of reading comprehension.
As with other editorial styles, APA Style consists of rules or guidelines that a publisher observes to ensure clear and consistent presentation of written material. It concerns uniform use of such elements as
- selection of headings, tone, and length;
- punctuation and abbreviations;
- presentation of numbers and statistics;
- construction of tables and figures,
- citation of references; and
- many other elements that are a part of a manuscript."
(Source: Official APA website)
Purdue Writing Lab
Online writing lab with formatting tips and sample papers. The "Cite your source automatically" feature on Purdue Owl pages is part of another website, and not recommended.
Official APA Homepage
An American Psychology Association hosted website with information on APA citation and related resources.
Online APA Tutorial
A brief tutorial on the basics of APA citation style.
UW Madison Writing Center
This section provides a quick resource for citing references in papers using the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2009).
"CitationFox-APA is intended to help with the construction of citations in APA style. It is based on the 6th edition of the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association."
Looking for a DOI? Try CrossRef.
"...Our citation-linking network today covers over 71 million journal articles and other content items (books chapters, data, theses, technical reports) from thousands of scholarly and professional publishers around the globe."
This guide includes content adapted with permission from the librarians at the University Library System, University of Pittsburgh. Lakeland guide creator: Joe Pirillo. Currently maintained by Ann Penke.
DOI and URl Flowchart
In order to simplify when to use a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and a URL (Uniform Resource Locator) in your citations, APA has posted a flow chart online: