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Criminal Justice Research Guide: APA Format

A good starting point for finding resources in criminal justice

Quick Guide

This section from the APA website provides a quick resource for citing references in papers using the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2009).

APA Website - Quick answers for formatting and references

Legal Citation Format

Brief Guide to Legal Citations in APA style

From Weber State University

Legal Citation formats

Citing references From Lexis Nexis - also links to a page on Citing References for articles in magazines and newspapers

Basic Legal Citation 

 Basic legal citation and citing cases from Lexis- Nexis in APA. From the University of Georgia Libraries 

APA Style

APA citation style refers to the rules and conventions established by the American Psychological Association for documenting sources used in a research paper. The APA Citation Style is often used for courses in psychology, education, business and other social sciences.

DOI numbers are now required for APA citation if they are available.  For more information on how to find a DOI number, follow link below for a tutorial from the APA Style Blog:

How to Find a DOI  

Examples of APA Style for a Variety of Resources

Online Writing Lab - from Purdue University. Lots of advice for writing, tips and examples on paper setup, as well as APA citations.

Writers Handbook - APA documentation style from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center. 

Guidelines for Writing in APA Style - From Southern Mississippi University. Lots of examples for print resources. Good outline for formatting papers and general guidance as well.

APA Style Tutorial

A free tutorial from the APA Website

Basics of APA Style - comprehensive; so click on right side menu of the tutorial to go to exact section you need help with