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A Guide to Psychology Research: Citing Your Sources

Why do I have to use APA citation style?

APA (American Psychological Association) is the format commonly used in the behavioral and social sciences.

Using a common format makes it easier for the reader to understand and evaluate documents.

Citations are used:

·          to give credit to others' work.

·          to inform your reader about the sources you used for your paper.

·          so readers can track back to the sources themselves.

Remember! If you find an article that is exactly on the topic you are researching, track back the references at the end of the article to help you with your own research.

APA Citation Style

·       APA Style Blog-search here for answers to specific questions.

      Instructions for inserting a running head and page numbers into a Word document.


EndNote Basic

You may set up a free account for EndNote Basic from within the Web of Science database, to create your bibliography. Just click on the EndNote link at the top of the page and follow the instructions.

Location of EndPoint link in Web of Science

Once you have an account, you can add a "Cite While You Write" plugin which will add a tab within Word and allow you to create in-text citations:

Location of EndNote Link in Thomson Reuters

You can also download a "Capture Reference" gadget to your toolbar to easily import citations from a web page.

Capture Reference  Location of Capture Reference widget in browser toolbar.

If you have questions or would like help in setting up EndNote Basic, please contact Theresa.

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