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EDC 214 - Best Practices in the Early Childhood Setting/Field Experience I: APA Style

American Psychological Association

American Psychological Association

Although APA's style manual, Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association / 7th ed., is not available online, the association does post links to some supporting materials.

Books on Citation & Writing

Citing Sources in the APA Style

Help is available:

Citing Sources in Word

MS Word has a built in citation generator that handles several citation styles.

Click on References, the select the appropriate Style:, then click on Insert Citation.

WARNING! - Just as with other computer-generated citations, you should always check and correct your results - particularly for online resources.

Zotero - Citation Management Software

If you choose to use citation management tools such as Zotero, remember that they aren't perfect systems.  Consult your style guides and double check the accuracy of all computer generated citations.


Don't want to install Zotero on your computer?

Using an iPad, phone, or public computer?

Try ZoteroBib instead.

What is a DOI?

Many citation styles have begun using Digital Object Identifiers at the end of the citation - when available.

DOIs are unique codes that identify an electronic document, much like a social security number identifies a person. Additionally, DOIs can be used to find the document on the internet - usually at the publisher's web site.

For more information on DOIs, check out our DOI page.

Purdue OWL--APA Style Guide

See the Purdue OWL APA Style Guide for quick answers!

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