Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed.
Consult the print version of the APA style manual in your campus library's Reference Collection for more in-depth information:
BF 76.7 .P83 2009
The APA manual is the official style guides published by the American Psychological Association. Copies of the manual are available in the Library and the Bookstore. APA is the reference system for psychology, business, and health disciplines.
In-text Citation (Generic Example)
Reference List Citation (Generic Example)
|(Author(s), date)||Surname, first initial. (date). Title. Source Title. Publication specific details.|
Have you seen the online APA Citation tutorial?
OC Library APA Style Guide
APA Guide to Electronic References
APA uses an author-date citation format (ie. Smith, 2010)
Regardless of the resource you are citing, you will likely need an author, date, title, source, and specific format information (such as a volume number, page numbers, a URL, publisher, etc.).
The information required for your citation will depend on what you are citing (book, journal article, report, etc.) and the format (print, online).
See the OC Calendar 'General academic regulations and policies' on plagiarism. "Plagiarism is the presentation of another person's work or ideas without proper or complete acknowledgement" (Okanagan College [OC], 2013, Calendar).
Examples of plagiarisim:
"Students are responsible for learning and applying the proper scholarly practices for acknowledging the work and ideas of others". (OC, 2013, Calendar): This student responsibility applies in all formats (print, online and others).
Use the Avoid Plagiarism Tutorial to test yourself and find out more about plagiarism.
Visit OC Library's APA style guide resource page. Use the OC Library APA style guide
Found a great research article and want to ensure you don't lose the citation? A citation manager allows you to manage your research articles, and organize your citations for future use. Explore some of these free online resources and see if one will work for you.
TIP: Citation managers are not perfect and can make mistakes. ALWAYS double check the citations created by managers against the appropriate style guide.
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Urinary catheter: Indwelling (Foley) catheter care. (2015, January). In Elsevier clinical skills. Retrieved from http://mns.elsevierperformancemanager.com
(Urinary catheter, 2015)
Gleevec. (2016, February 11). In RxTx. Retrieved from https://www.e-therapeutics.ca/
Lamictal. (2015, March 23). In RxTx. Retrieved from https://www.e-therapeutics.ca/
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