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APA Citation

This page will help you learn the basics of citing in APA style. It includes interactive tutorials to teach you to cite.

On this page, you will find:

  • Links to the APA Style Guide (left column)
  • Three interactive tutorials that allow you to locate the pieces of a citation for a book, article, and webpage (right column)
  • The format of three common APA citations to help you cite your sources (right column)
  • Two interactive tutorials that teach you how to avoid plagiarism and follow rules of academic integrity (left column)

APA Style Guide

image of APA Style manual

APA Formatting and Style
courtesy of OWL at Purdue

APA Style Guide to Electronic Resources 6th ed. 

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Plagiarism

Complete this interactive tutorial on how to avoid plagiarism at ECU.

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Interactive Citation Tutorials

How do I use this tutorial? Click each button below. Use the circles on the page to locate pieces of citation information, then try to create a citation with what you find. Check your answer when you are done!

 

Please note that not every article, book, and website will have all of the information in the exact same place, however, this is a good start to help you find citation elements. 

Want to see the answers again? Here are links to the animated answers: Article | Website | Book

Constructing a Citation

Here is how to format some of the most common types of citations in APA style.

 Article

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number (issue). doi:0000000/000000000000

Now you try! 

Website

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of document. Retrieved from http://Web address

Now you try! 

Book

Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.

Now you try! 

 

Not the style you are looking for?  MLA Guide | Chicago Guide | AMA Guide  | ACS Guide | ASA Guide | APSA Guide | CSE Guide

Rather use a citation generator?            KnightCite     |     NCSU Citation Builder

Want to learn about RefWorks Citation Software?  RefWorks Guide