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Help from the APA

  • The Basics of APA Style
    "...shows users how to structure and format their work, recommends ways to reduce bias in language, identifies how to avoid charges of plagiarism, shows how to cite references in text, and provides selected reference examples."
  • APA: What is new in the 6th edition?  Icon
    An overview of key changes in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition.
  • APA Style Blog  Icon


APA Books

Your library has many books to help with APA style citation.

Check near the call number BF 76.7

Some titles include:

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APA : the easy way! 2nd ed.
Call Number: BF76.7 .H68 2009
ISBN: 9780923568962

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Publication manual of the American Psychological Association 6th ed.
Call Number: BF76.7 .P83 2010
ISBN: 9781433805592


Do's and Don'ts

  • Do not show article URL for an item from the Baker library databases.
  • Do not rely on the database citation tools. They are not quite accurate per Baker guidelines.
  • Do not include author's credentials (Ph.D, DBA, etc.) in the References.
  • Do not add author's initial(s) in the in-text citations.
  • Do cite the name of the database, not the supplier (e.g., Academic OneFile database, not InfoTrac or Gale).
  • Check with the instructor before including DOI or the document number in the reference list entry.
  • Include in-text citation for all the sources listed in the References.
  • Start in-text citation with the first part of the corresponding entry in the References.
  • References should contain only sources cited in the text.
  • All sources listed in References should be cited in-text.

Reference & Citation Generators


  • Remember to choose APA style.
  • Make necessary adjustments to conform to Baker Guidelines.


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