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General Guidelines | Samples and Templates |  How do I write in-text citations? | What Type of Source Do I Have? How do I cite...? |

(Unless otherwise noted, the links on this page lead directly to examples from the American Psychological Association APA Style website)

General Guidelines

Samples, Templates, and Instructional Aids

These samples (and several others) are also available as MS Word documents for use as templates. Use the APA style web page link below to access them. Note: APA includes an author credit for each paper included as a sample on this site).



What type of source do I have?

One of the most challenging things about citing online sources is determining what type of source you have.  In order to use the appropriate citation formatting, you need to know if the source is an article, a book, a book chapter, or something else.  These links describe the identifying characteristics of different types of sources.

Short video (by Mary Poffenroth) that demonstrates the difference between a website and a journal article that is located on the web.

References - How do I Cite...? (Examples from the American Psychological Association APA Style Website)

This is a list of the types of sources students are most often likely to encounter; it is NOT an exhaustive list of the sources you may need to cite.  Additional source types may be found on the APA Style site on the Reference examples page. (Scroll down the examples page to see all the links):

A Journal Article

A Book or an eBook

Reports and Grey Literature

Conference Presentations and Proceedings

Other Textual Works

Audiovisual Media and Online Media

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