Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Human Service Work - Salmon Arm

This guide will help Human Service Work (HSW) students find information in the OC Library collection and on the Internet.

APA Citation Style

APA 7th Edition Resources

Reference System for Psychology, Business, & Health

APA Citation Guide (Interactive online guide created by OC librarians)
Based on the Publication Manual of the Psychological Association (7th ed.) (BF 76.7 .P83 2019)

APA Citation Guide PDF (Updated for the 7th edition. Short PDF guide created by OC librarians) 

About APA Style

The style manual from the American Psychological Association (APA manual) uses an author-date citation format. When citing sources in APA, 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 elements of the citation will depend on what you are citing (book, journal article, report, etc.) and the format (print, online).

Other Online APA Sources


APA 6th edition resources (Superseded by the 7th edition of the APA Manual)


APA Guides & Tutorials 

[Edit mode is disabled for mapped boxes]

Avoiding Plagiarism

Avoid the plagiarism trap!  Papers submitted to courses at Okanagan College require proper citing of resources used in the research process. In this course you will use the APA Style (American Psychological Association).

At the Okanagan College Library webpage you will find links to Style & Citation Guides (APA, Chicago, MLA).

NB. Most databases have built-in citation style aids for each resource, Often the format is not correct, but they do offer a good start for creating a proper citation. You are responsible for checking for these citations for accuracy.   

Take a look at the Avoiding Plagiarism Tutorial by Lindsay Willson. 
Scroll down to the bottom of this page for more plagiarism tutorials.  

Plagiarism Tutorials

Okanagan College - Avoiding Plagiarism 
A tutorial full of quizzes, entertaining videos, and tips that will help you develop the skills necessary to avoid plagiarism.

Columbia College
 Plagiarism Tutorial

SFU Library's Plagiarism Tutorial
An online plagiarism tutorial that provides tips on when and how to cite and has quizzes so you can test your understanding of plagiarism.
 A website that provides tips for preventing plagiarism & for citing your sources. 

This site is maintained by the librarians of Okanagan College Library.
If you wish to comment on an individual page, please contact that page's author.
If you have a question or comment about Okanagan College Library's LibGuides site as a whole, please contact the site administrator.