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The materials below are intended as supplementary material to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition. Due to space and printing limitations, they are referenced from but not printed in the actual Manual.
Most current version of the APA Manual (7th edition). Updates a lot of the online/electronic resource citations.
Citation Rough Draft
When searching in a database, you can find a generated citation for a resource.
Click on the resource you want to use for your project or assignment.
Click Cite in the right sidebar titled "Tools".
Scroll down to the citation style you need.
Double-check the information in the citation rough draft for errors.
Copy and paste the rough draft citation.
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.
Zotero is a free and open-source reference management software to manage bibliographic data and related research materials (such as PDF files). It is produced by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.
EndNote is a commercial reference management software package, used to manage bibliographies and references when writing essays and articles. It is produced by Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science publishers).