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Psychology

Citing Sources in Psychology

There are several different citation styles that can be used to cite research. For more information on some of the most used citation styles, visit the libraries' "Citation Help & Academic Honesty" page.

In the field of psychology, the style that is most often used is the APA Citation Style (APA stands for American Psychological Association). Below are links to sites that provide detailed information about how to cite in APA style, as well as an annotated example of an APA citation and a video guide:

APA Style Guide Resources:

APA Citations Examples

Below is a short video on how to cite in APA style:

Citation Management Tools

Citation management tools are very handy to use to keep your citations organized as you are conducting research. Most of these tools will allow you to create an extension on your web browser that will allow you to transfer the citation information of an article directly from the webpage to the citation tool. These tools also can create bibliographies for you in most of the major citation styles. For more information on citation management tools check out UPENN's guide here. If you are interested in learning more about some of the top citation management tools, see the list below: