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
Citation managers (sometimes called reference managers) are tools that allow you to:
Binghamton University Libraries supports the following free programs:
For more information on each program, a comparison chart of features, and how to get help, consult our Citation Managers page.
Google Scholar and article databases often have a Cite feature, which will generate a citation.
These can often be useful in helping you capture the information that is needed to create a citation, but do not do an accurate job in putting it in correct format.