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Health Sciences Research Guide: APA Citations Format

A good place to start for researching topics in allied health, public health, and communications science & disorders.

APA Online Official Guide

APA Style Central - On this site, you will find tutorials, FAQs, and other resources to help you improve your writing, master APA Style, and learn the conventions of scholarly publishing.

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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.

A free tutorial is available on the APA Website:

Basics of APA Style - comprehensive, 23 minutes; click on left side menu of the tutorial to go to exact section you need help with.

DOI numbers are now required for APA citation if they are available.  For example, DOI:10.1177/0022042618759487. Otherwise, you should include the web address in your citation. 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

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

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

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.

Endnote

Endnote Web EndNote Web can help you create a customized library of all your references, organize your library using groups to categorize references by project, subject or anything you choose.

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