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Education Guide for Undergraduates: APA Citation Guide

An online research guide for undergraduate students majoring in early childhood or middle grades education at LaGrange College.

APA Style Manual

Use the call number below to find this style manual in your library's reference collection OR click on the book/book title to view an online version of this style guide!

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Using APA Style

  • The writing style and citation format used in education is known as APA, produced by the American Psychological Association. 
  • The library has 2 copies of the current APA Publication Manual, one in Reference with the call number REF BF76.7 .P83 2010 and the other on Reserve at the Circulation Desk. 
  • Refer to the website, www.apastyle.org, for tutorials and examples of APA style.

Citing DOI's

DOI (Digital Object Identifier)

"Because online materials can potentially change URLs, APA recommends providing a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), when it is available, as opposed to the URL. DOIs are an attempt to provide stable, long-lasting links for online articles. They are unique to their documents and consist of a long alphanumeric code. Many-but not all-publishers will provide an article's DOI on the first page of the document.

Note that some online bibliographies provide an article's DOI but may "hide" the code under a button which may read "Article" or may be an abbreviation of a vendors name like "CrossRef" or "PubMed." This button will usually lead the user to the full article which will include the DOI. Find DOI's from print publications or ones that go to dead links with CrossRef.org's "DOI Resolver," which is displayed in a central location on their home page." -The Owl at Purdue: APA Formatting

More Resources for APA Style

Still need assistance with APA?

Try the following online style guides for more examples of citing sources both in your paper's text and in your bibliography/reference list:

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