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Citing Sources: APA

This guide is to help Castleton students understand the process of documenting research for college assignments

About APA style

Pre-formatted citations

Helpful tip:  Citations formatted for you!

OneSearch

For any item (book, article, etc.) included in OneSearch, click on the title.  Then, you can get the citation by clicking on

on the right side of the screen.  Scroll down for different citation styles.

Databases
Click on the title of the source.  Look for a link that says "Cite" or "CiteNow" or "Citation Tools."

Books
For pre-formatted citations for books, go to Worldcat.org.  Find the book you want to cite. Click on Cite/Export. Click on the + for the style you need (APA, MLA, etc.) Copy and paste the citation!


The free EasyBib app for iOS and Android allows you to capture bibliographic information about a book by scanning its barcode. It then generates a citation which you can email to yourself.


Also see
Citation tools

Learning to use APA style

Key resources:

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Help with in-text citations

Format for in-text citations, in text and parenthetical

Type of citation

First citation in text

Subsequent citations in text

 Parenthetical format, first citation in text

Parenthetical format, subsequent citations in text

 One work by one author

 Walker (2007)

 Walker (2007)

 (Walker, 2007)

 (Walker, 2007)

 One work by two authors

 Walker and Allen (2004)

Walker and Allen (2004)

(Walker & Allen, 2004)

(Walker & Allen, 2004)

One work by three or more authors

Wasserstein et al. (2005)

Wasserstein et al. (2005)

(Wasserstein et al., 2005)

(Wasserstein et al., 2005)

 Groups as authors (readily identified through abbreviation)

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH, 2003)

NIMH (2003)

(National Institute of Mental Health [NIMH], 2003)

(NIMH, 2003)

 Groups as authors (no abbreviation)

University of Pittsburgh (2005)

University of Pittsburgh (2005)

(University of Pittsburgh, 2005)

(University of Pittsburgh, 2005)

Source: American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

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