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CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Research Guide | Cite Your Sources: APA

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  • Resources for citation help, including handbooks and quick guides, for
    • APA Style
  • Two tutorials for learning about and practicing APA references and in-text citations

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American Psychological Association (APA) style is the standard citation style used for psychology and many other academic disciplines, especially in the social sciences and health sciences. It's one of the most commonly used citation styles at UJ.

APA Style, 7th Ed.

Raugust Library APA Quick Guide

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Find the APA Style Manual in Raugust Library in the Reference Section:

 

Format

APA uses a References page at the end of your paper and author-date in-text citations. Author-date in-text citations are just that - they include the author and the year of publication in parentheses after a paraphrase or a quote. A References page at the end of your paper lists all of your sources alphabetically.

 

In-text citation basic format:

(Author last name, Year)

(Author last name, Year, p. ##)

Reference list citation basic format:

Author, A. A. & Author, B. B. Title of the work. Source where others can find the work. DOI or URL

Additional APA Resources

APA Tutorials

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Try these tutorials created by Raugust Library: