Citing with APA style - Political Science - LibGuides at CSU Los AngelesWhen printing this page, you must include the entire legal notice. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, reproduced, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our terms and conditions of fair use. APA American Psychological Association style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences.
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Having trouble with getting started on your paper? Would you like your paper edited before turning it in? This LibGuide is to help you use the American Psychological Association APA style guide, which is frequently used for the social sciences including education, management, psychology, and the health sciences. Reference Formats - examples and explanations for citing your sources in the various formats for your References list 2. Formatting Your Paper - how to set up your paper including the margins, font, and your References list, and view a sample paper 3. Ethically Use Sources - information on the College's academic honesty policy and turnitin, an online tool to detect where sources need to be cited.
Following citation style rules helps protect you from unintentionally plagiarizing someone else's work.
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Adapted from the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, this comprehensive guide offers up-to-date information on formatting electronic references in APA Style. It outlines the key elements to include when referencing electronic sources, with an emphasis on using the digital object identifier DOI to locate web-based information reliably. Most important, it provides a wealth of examples for readers to model for everything from online journal articles to supplemental data sets and measurement instruments to books, videos, apps, websites, podcasts, blog posts, and social media.