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The sites by Hacker and OWL offer guidance for the entire research and writing  process, including APA style and formatting.

The other sites offer easy-to-use templates for generating APA citations.

  • Hacker Handbooks - APA
    These resources will help you use APA style correctly, both in your research paper and in your References list.
  • Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL)
    These OWL resources will help you learn how to use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation and format style.
  • NCSU Libraries Citation Builder
    Submit information about your source to get an APA formatted citation for it. Created by North Carolina State University Library.
  • KnightCite
    Submit information about your source to get an APA-formatted citation for it.
  • Son of Citation Machine
    Submit information about your source to get an APA formatted citation for it.
  • BibMe
    BibMe is a free automatic citation creator that supports MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian formatting.
 

Introduction to APA Documentation Style

Academic writing standards require you to credit all sources that you use to write a paper, report, or study. The America Psychological Association (APA) documentation style provides a guideline for properly crediting your sources by requiring notes in the text of your work that point the reader to an alphabetical list of your sources, called “references”. Properly citing your sources of information allows a reader to locate the original sources of information you used in your writing and will also help you avoid the serious offense of plagiarism.

 

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