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APA Style

The APA Manual provides the most comprehensive guidance for in-text citation, reference lists and writing style, and it is highly recommended to familiarize yourself with the manual in order to understand how to properly cite materials both in-text and in your reference list.

Copies are available in all three library locations for use, and it can be purchased easily at the campus bookstore and all commercial bookstores.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. BF 76.7 .P83 2010 (6th ed)

  • APA Blog - Question and answer format for tricky citation issues.
  • CitationFox (University at Albany Libraries).  Easy to navigate examples for building your reference list.
  • OWL (Purdue)  - for help with the paper style, writing style, in-text citation and the reference list.
  • UW@Madison Writing Center - for help with the paper style, writing style, in-text citation and the reference list.
  • Legal Citation - APA Style provides some guidance on citing legal materials, and this provides some additional information.

Writing Tutors

Writing Tutors are available for help at the UDC.    The Writing Tutors page has the information. 

Campus resources


Refworks is a highly accurate tool provided by the Libraries that allows you to:

  • export and save citation information from databases and Google Scholar
  • upload and save pdfs in order to save them, annotate them, and save the citation information
  • share your citations with other scholars

When you are writing your papers in Google Docs or Word, you open Refworks and insert your citations.  When you are done, you will have a paper that is done in APA style (or the style of your choosing).

See the Refworks page for how to get started.