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ED 6890: Citing and APA Format

Websites for APA (American Psychological Association) Format

APA Manual

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Citation Rough Draft

When searching in a database, you can find a generated citation for a resource.

  1. Click on the resource you want to use for your project or assignment.
  2. Click Cite in the right sidebar titled "Tools".
  3. Scroll down to the citation style you need.
  4. Double-check the information in the citation rough draft for errors.
  5. Copy and paste the rough draft citation.
  6. Edit errors before turning in the project or assignment.

In the below image, you can see a screenshot of the above-mentioned cite button. In the purple box is the cite button. In the red box is the citation style.

In the below image, you can see errors in the generated citation. The author's name is in all caps, the article title is improperly capitalized, and the DOI is not listed. Be aware of this when using generated citation tools.

Citation Management System

A citation management system can help you organize, manage, and annotate your references when working on projects or assignments. Below are some examples.

Note: There are free versions of the below-mentioned citation management systems.

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