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Helpful APA Style Links and Electronic Tools


APA Citation (in-text and Reference List)
1. http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/p04_c09_o.html

Provides a clear in-text and Reference List overview with a variety of examples. 2. http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/online/cite6.html#1

Focuses on citing principles and samples for citing electronic sources. 3. http://www.lib.unc.edu/instruct/citations/apa/index.html

Provides a self-guided tutorial with samples and links on each sample to view details or labels for each part of the citation entry in the Reference List. 4. http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/apa.html

Gives an overview of why to cite and of APA citing and formatting. 5. http://www.wecc.rpi.edu/apa.html

Provides in-text and Reference list examples with tips on punctuating and formatting. 6. http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/researchsources/documentation/apa/index.cfm

Provides in-text, Reference List and formatting rules and examples. 7. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

Provides in-text, Reference List and paper formatting samples. 8. http://www.wcu.edu/writingcenter/isource.asp?page=apa_format.html

Lists in-text and Reference List with examples by source type. http://writingcenter.gmu.edu/resources/handouts/apanonweb.pdf or 9. http://writingcenter.gmu.edu/resources/handouts/Citing_Internet_Sources_in_APA_Style.p df Provides two files with in-text and Reference List entries for Web and non-Web sources.

APA Formatting
1. http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/p04_c09_s3.html

Has a clear description of the various parts of formatting a manuscript in APA; it does mention abstracts, so anticipate questions from students about this element that is used more often in graduate school than undergraduate school.

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2 2. http://www.departments.dsu.edu/owl/business/demo/APA%20format.htm

This links to a three-minute demo that shows formatting a paper in APA style using MS Word: margins, title page, page numbers/headers, and titles are included.

APA Sample Papers


1. http://www.ipfw.edu/casa/WC/PDFs/APAmodelpaper5thEdRevised10-04.pdf

A total of 22 pages, this is a sample from Purdue with textboxes that explain the format and refer to page numbers in the APA Publication Manual, 5th Edition. 2. http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/p04_c09_s4.html

This is from an undergraduate student that wrote a 13-page review of literature about childhood obesity for a psychology course. The annotations in the sample refer to APA rules for citing, formatting and writing effectively.

Automated Citation Tools


1. http://www.lib.unc.edu/house/citationbuilder/index.html

Free: Allows you to choose a source type, type in bibliographic information and create a Reference List entry in APA, MLA and CBE/CSE. All three styles are created, so be sure to emphasize APA, which is the second style on the list and is labeled. One should use the DVUO tutorial or other websites to double check the final list and to complete in-text citing. 2. http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/lobo2/citationbuilder/citationbuilder.php

Free: Allows you to choose from six source types, type in the bibliographic information in a form and create a Reference List entry in APA, MLA and CBE/CSE. One should use the DVUO tutorial or other websites to double check the final list and to complete in-text citing. 3. http://citationmachine.net/index.php?new_style=x#here

Free: Allows you to choose the source type, and then type in the sources bibliographic information in a form and create a Reference List entry in APA format. You should use the tutorial and other websites to double check the final list and to complete in-text citing. 4. http://www.noodletools.com/login.php

Free: Allows you to choose from almost any source type, but limits you to creating only a few Reference List entries without paying. 5. http://www.easybib.com/

One-week, free trial or $7.99/yr.: Gives a demo and has 32 types of sources to choose from to create in-text and APA Reference List citations. This might be helpful in courses that only require one research assignment or for those that want to pay for a service.

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