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Education

Information on library resources, services and more to get you started on researching education topics.

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

Zotero

Which version do you need?

  • Do you want ZoteroBib? It's a quick, easy way to create the occasional bibliography, without creating an account. FAQs
  • Or the full version of Zotero that can help you archive and curate sources over a period of time?

Download and install:

  1. Go to Zotero.org and click Download now.
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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

Plagiarism is a very serious academic transgression. To learn more, check out the following resources: