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Psychology: Writing and Citing

Resources for students and faculty

Why Cite?

  • Give credit to the work, words, and ideas of others
  • Allow readers to find your sources
  • Avoid plagiarism

APA Style Guide

EasyGuide to APA Style
BF 76.7 S39 2012

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. 
REF BF 76.7 P83 2010

The Basics of APA Style - a Tutorial

Frequently Asked Questions about APA Style


From the website:
APA (American Psychological Association) is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, second printing.  (REF BF 76.7 P83 2010)


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More Resources

Citing other sources in APA

Citing a TED talk from the TED website:

Speaker, A. A. (date). Title of talk [Video file]. Retrieved from

Citing a website:

Last, F. M. (Year, Month Date Published). Article title. Retrieved from URL

Citing a tweet:

jtimberlake. (2014, June 16). USA! USA!! [Tweet].

Citing a psychological test in APA : APA blog post on how to cite tests.