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Education Resources: APA Citation & Style

A guide to resources for B.Ed teacher candidates

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

Find electronic resources

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 ABBA Resource Centre.

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

Additional Help

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