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Citing Your Sources

This LibGuide was designed to provide you with assistance in citing your sources when writing an academic paper.


The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association provides detailed guidelines for creating citations in the APA style.

The first printing of the 2009 edition included numerous errors. Click here for a PDF listing of the problems.


APA Tutorials & Workshops

APA Paper Formatting

Citing an Electronic Scholarly Article

In-Text Citations

Citing Books

Citing Scholarly Journal Articles

Citing Websites

Citing Online Images

APA Workshop Recording, April 8, 2018

APA Online Help

Below are resources to help format your work in APA. When working in APA, there are two important factors to keep in mind:

  1. APA guidelines exist for citation AND paper formatting.
  2. Any source cited in an in-text citation must be listed on the reference list, and vice versa.

APA Workshop Handouts

Students with a documented disability who require alternative format media may contact Disability Services (Dooling Hall, Room B19, disability@desales.edu, or x1239)