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Not citing your resources is called plagiarism.  To learn more about plagiarism, take the Library tutorial Academic Integrity & Avoiding Plagiarism.

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The APA Citation Style is often used for classes in the sciences and health fields. The MLA Citation Style is the other common format, usually used in the humanities. See the MLA citations guide for more information.

Use the blue tabs above to see APA citation formats for different kinds of sources, as well as for creating citations in the text of your paper. These formats are from the APA Publication Manual 6th edition.

DOI numbers are now required for APA citation if they are available.  For more information on how to find a DOI number, follow link below for an APA tutorial: 

How Do I find a DOI?



APA Citations- Print Versions

Condensed versions of the information in this guide are linked in PDF format. For complete information, use the blue tabs above.

APA Citations

Format Your APA Paper

This tutorial, from the American Psychological Association, focuses on formatting a research paper in the APA style.

Need Help?

See the APA Frequently Asked Questions page.

For help finding articles & other sources, go to your campus Library.

For help with writing papers and creating citations, go to your campus Writing Center:

Citation Tools

Use a citation tool to create citations and bibliographies in various formats, including MLA and APA.

Always check the citation to make sure it is accurate.

  • NoodleTools
    NoodleTools is a citation creation, web-based software program. Each user must create a "personal folder" (i.e., select a personal ID and password) by clicking the "Create a Personal ID" button on the login screen.
  • RefWorks: Online Citation Construction Tool
    An online research management, writing and collaboration tool, Refworks is designed to help researchers gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.All users will have to create a free, individual account in order to generate bibliographies and the like.

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