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COM 130 Introduction to Mass Media: Citing

Created for Olivia Miller's class.

Academic Central (formerly APA Style CENTRAL)

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APA got you stumped?  Academic Writer (formerly APA Style CENTRAL) will get you started on the road to mastering APA . 

The Learn module contains short videos explaining APA guidelines, self quizzes, sample papers and more.   Here are some examples:

(If a video gets hung up loading, click the forward arrow in the right corner of the video viewing screen or try a different browser.)

Use the Reference module to store your references.  The Write module provides paper templates to guide your work as you create your own paper.  Both Reference and Write modules require that you create an individual account to save your work. To set up an account:

  1. Click Welcome (upper right).
  2. Click Log in
  3. Click Create one here
  4. Complete form. 

APA Resources

Citation Generators

The citation generators listed below will construct a citation for you. They are not foolproof. Proofread the finished product carefully.

  • NoodleTools ( Select free tools at the bottom of the screen. Use NoodleTools Express.)  Select from APA, MLA or Chicago styles. As you enter information, pop-ups appear with formatting rules to help guide you. 
  • KnightCite
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