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Human Development & Family Studies: Citing & Writing

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About APA

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association sets the standard for the format of scholarly publications. APA style (as it is known) is used by researchers and graduate students, particularly in the social sciences. Citations using APA style allow readers to locate the materials used in your research. Therefore, your citations should be as accurate and complete as possible.

For examples of how to cite various sources, look at some of the sites listed in the Online and Print Resources box on this page.

APA Style Resources


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Styles and Databases

Some library databases, such as those from EBSCOhost, allow you to get bibliographic information in selected styles such as APA or MLA when emailing and saving records.

Avoiding Plagiarism

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