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Education Library: APA Citation & Style

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APA Citation

APA (American Psychological Association) is generally used in the social sciences (i.e. sociology, education, etc.) at Tyndale.

Question: How should I format my essay using APA?

Your APA formatted essay should contain the following elements:

  • Title page
  • Abstract (optional)
  • Main body
  • Reference list

Note: download the check-list at the bottom of this box for more information on APA format

Question: When should I cite?

You should cite when you:

  • Directly quote from a resource
  • Paraphrase another person's idea
  • Summarize another person's idea
  • Cite a little known or contestable fact

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Printed Resources

The following is a list of printed resources on how to use APA citation with research papers and assignments. The items are available for use at the Education Library 

Online Resources

The following is a list of recommend online tip-sheets and ready reference guides on how to forumulate your citations and references using APA citation

APA & Government Documents

Organize your citations

The following is a list of personal web-based citation builders developed to help you store, organize, format, and share your citations

Note: these tools are not perfect. Make sure to proofread your citations before submitting your papers

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