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A full-featured online citation composer. NoodleTools guides you through the process of producing a correct citation for even the most fiendish resource. When you are done, NoodleTools will produce a correctly formatted reference page!
Kaplan Online Writing Center: Log into KU Campus to access the Center.
Purdue OWL: Online Writing Lab: Many examples of APA formatting and citation.
APA Powerpoint slide presentation: Purdue OWL's helpful powerpoint.
KU Maine Library's APA Brief Style Guide: The PDF version of the Library's famous brief APA style guide.
What is APA?
APA (American Psychological Association) is the most commonly accepted style of writing in the behavioral and social sciences. Special attention is given to formatting and structure, including specific section headings and the citation of sources.
Need help with APA? Watch The Basics of APA Style for help with paper structure, formatting, and in-text citations. This tutorial also includes some citation examples.
Use this MS Word template to format your paper APA style!
Why do We Cite?
Citing sources or providing citation means to include select information about information sources that you use in your paper. The two components associated with citation are: In-text citation (documentation within the text of the research paper) and full citation (located in at the end of a research paper, and titled References).
The two main reasons you provide citations are:
1. to give proper credit for words, ideas, graphics, or other information you borrow from others.
2. to help readers find sources you used in case they want to learn more.