APA Writing Resources


American Psychological Association  (APA 6th Edition)  Resource Guide

The APA Writing Style is most commonly used in the social sciences. This includes business and economics, communication studies, criminal justice, education, geography, law, political science, and sociology.
  • American Psychological Association  The official site for APA has free tutorials, links to the books, style guides, instructional aids, and online courses. The site also has a large section on the latest psychology news and events.
  • APA Style Crib Sheet for College Papers gives a summary of APA style. Topics include APA editorial, page formats, research documentation, and sample references.
  • APA Style Essentials  This site has links to sites where you can buy the APA style book. It also has information and examples of APA documents, guidelines, title pages, abstracts, bodies, text citations, quotations, references, appendixes, footnotes, tables, and figures. Lastly, the entire document is easy to download in a PDF file.
  • Cite Planet This site has previously made citations in over 40 subjects. It allows students to search for the sources they need, saving students time and energy. Most (if not all) citations have a link to the original source.
  • Psychology with Style: A Hypertext Writing Guide  Not only does this site have excellent examples of sample APA research papers, it also goes over other general topics such as abbreviations, quotations, and style details.
  • The Online Writing Center (OWL) at Purdue The Owl at Purdue has excellent overview information, example papers, and individual work cited examples. It also has links and information on where you can buy the APA style guide books.
  • Research and Documentation Online  At this site, you choose a discipline (i.e. social sciences), and then select which part of your project you need assistance on (i.e. APA manuscript format). After you have made your selections the site takes you to a clearly laid out page designed to answer any and all questions you may have with examples and brief descriptions.
University Resources:
  • Capital Community College  Capital Community College has frequently asked questions, examples of figures and tables, quotation tutorials, a section on last-minute corrections, and an extensive works cited section.
  • Cornell University Library The Cornell University Library has fantastic works cited examples with descriptions.
  • C.W. Post Campus This site has excellent, clear examples of various correct APA source citations. Very easy to follow.
  • Georgia Southern University An excellent resource for examples of correct work citations.
  • North Seattle Community College  North Seattle provides PDF files of APA style guides.
  • The Ohio State University  The Ohio State University library gives excellent examples of works cited for books, articles, and electronic resources.
  • The University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign  This is a fantastically organized site for APA tutorials. It clearly breaks up every single type of citation you may encounter. It also has a grammar handbook, ESL resources, and writing tips.
  • The University of Wisconsin – Madison  An excellent source for APA. This site goes over parenthetical citations, reference lists, formatting papers, APA headings, and basic guidelines.
  • Westmont College  This section of the psychology web site for Westmont College gives you clear examples of APA style papers using Microsoft Word. The great thing about this site is that it explains how to accomplish each formatting feature on MSWord. Therefore, if you are ever confused about how to insert page numbers are page breaks, this is an excellent resource.
  •  William Paterson University of New Jersey  Another site with fantastic examples of correct APA citations.
Free Works Cited Generators:
  • EasyBib  Choose which style you need your work cited to be in and then fill in the blanks from there. EasyBib will put your sources into the correct format.
  • NoodleTools NoodleTools is the oldest works cited generators. It is an excellent tool, but be careful to only use “NoodleBib Express.” The others may charge you a fee.
  • Son of Citation Machine Simply select the style you need (APA), pick the source type (i.e. book) and continue to fill in the blanks. Son of Citation Machine will generate a correctly formatted works-cited in a matter of seconds.
  • WorksCited4U
  • QR STUFF www.qrstuff.com/index.html   For generating QR Codes.
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