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A guide with examples for references and in-text citation

APA Formatting and Style guides

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Introduction

The APA Citation Style is a commonly used format for citations and references in assignments and articles especially in psychology and the social sciences.

In-text citations are inserted into the body of the article to indicate the source of the quote, idea or information used. The references at given at the end of the article give the necessary details to identify and retrieve the sources used.

In this guide, examples are given for in-text citations and references for books, chapters in books, journal articles, magazine articles, newpaper articles and other materials.

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Getting Help with Citations

Some databases on Ebscohost and Proquest can help you to format the citations found in their databases in APA format. When you view the full record in these databases, check out the "Cite this Article" icon in Ebscohost and "Cite this" icon in Proquest.

You also have access to EndNote (needs installation) and EndNoteWeb (signup for an account) which are bibliographic management software that help you manage the materials found for your research topic and can format the citations in various styles, including APA. 

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