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APA style manual

How to format in APA style

Use the links below to find info on how to format references, in-text citations, or other parts of a paper in APA style.

Official APA style guidelines - Online

Use the links below for info on how to format in APA style. All of the links below take you to webpages on the APA Style website, a guide to APA formatting produced by the American Psychological Association.

Official APA style guides - Print books

These are the official APA style manuals produced by the American Psychological Association (APA). They are comprehensive. They are only available in print, and you can find copies for use in WMU Libraries.

Chicago Manual of Style

The Chicago Manual of Style contains guidelines for two types of citations.  These are Notes and Bibliography style and Author-Date style.  If you don't know which type of citation to use, consult your instructor.  It is important, however, that you only use one style in any given paper, so pick a style and stick with it.

AMA Manual of Style

The AMA Manual of Style is available online. A paper version of the manual is also available in print in the Waldo Library Reference Collection. Call number: R 119 .A53 2007.

Zotero: Need to Know

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Which Guide to Use?

Your instructor usually determines which style guide he or she wants you to use in your papers. If you don't know--ASK THEM!

APA video tutorials

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