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APA Citation Style

Style-Format, Requirements and Tips for the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA)

Quick Tips

Most databases, including Google Scholar, have tools for creating citations in APA format and also to export them to citation managers such as RefWorks, Zotero, Endnote and Mendeley. Whenever you use these tools,  be sure to check ithe citations. In particular, look at:

  1. Author-the program may have incorrectly identified the author. For many gov’t sites it should be listed as the organization, not any individual names listed.
  2. Year-date of publication may vary, some websites with have a message on the bottom that says “last updated (date)”. This may not be the publication date but rather tied to the website design itself.