APA Citation Format
Updated for 5th Edition, 2/22/05
Most students will need to print the first two handouts for their papers:
1. Basic Guidelines for using APA Format - (pdf / Word)
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APA Guides from Lesley University
APA Guides from other Organizations
APA Format is a guide to writing student papers, writing articles for journal publishing, and citing references appropriately, as described in the APA Publication Manual. The manual is available in libraries and bookstores and may be ordered online.
If you quote or refer to anyone else's ideas in your paper, whether from print sources, media or the Internet, it is essential to cite them according to established citation format. Failure to do so is plagiarism and a violation of copyright law. At Lesley University, many programs in the School of Education and the Graduate School of Arts & Social Sciences require that references in student papers follow APA Format.
These examples are based on the American Psychological Assocation Web sites listed below, as well as the 5th edition of the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association.
This Web site is researched and created by Ludcke Library Reference Librarians for Lesley University students and faculty.
updated 04/19/07 | 09:30 AM
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