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Political Science: APA Citation

APA Citation Style

The American Psychological Association (APA) citation style is used for academic papers written primarily in the social science fields. The 7th edition was released in October 2019. Please note that citation styles encompass not only how sources are cited but also how the paper is formatted.

APA Publication Manual

The two most recent editions of the APA Publication Manual are at the Circulation Desk.

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APA Citation Style Guides

APA Citation Creators

Please note that while citation creators can be helpful and time-saving, they are nevertheless unreliable: Check your citations for correct formatting with one of the APA citation guides listed above.

Son of Citation Machine - Does both in-text and reference list citations.

KnightCite - Provides reference list citations.

BibMe - Great one for websites because it does it for you if you put in the URL!

Mendeley - In addition to creating citations, this tool provides you a place to store all your research articles and other information.

Zotero - In addition to creating citations, Zotero also provides storage for articles and other information.

Ask Kate about APA Style!

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Kate Wenger
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JKM Library, Office 107
412-365-1247
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JKM Library, Office 109
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