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Link to Purdue Owl APA Citation Help Pages

Purdue Owl:

APA Formatting  & Style Guide


Click on the OWL above!     


APA citation style is primarily used in the social and behavioral sciences such as psychology, nursing, and sociology.


What makes APA style unique from other citation styles?

There is greater emphasis on publication date. The date is placed prominently in the in-text citation and listed immediately after the author’s name on the reference list. 

Citation Generators

Citation Generators

Here is a list of the most common citation generators --  If you prefer technological solutions over published manuals,  Not all citation generators are alike.  Some citation generators may be more accurate than others.  Two of the more reliable tools re Mendeley and NoodleTools.

Mendeley Reference Manager and Citation Manager is an excellent tool for project work and teamwork. Mendeley Reference Manager and Citation Manager is free.  This tool that allows you to store all of your citations in a mini-library.  First, install the web app, then export your citations in RIS format from CINAHL, Proquest, or Pubmed.   Mendeley will alert you to new research articles similar to those in your customized library of journal citations. Stop by the Nursing and Health Science Library to learn more about this free Reference Management Tool.

University of Wisconsin Madison - Writing Center (APA Handout)

APA Documentation Download

The University of Wisconsin Writing Center provides Tutorials that help you quickly format your researched papers in accordance with the style required for your course. (see above link to:  UW - Madison - Writing Center). Download APA Handout (UW - Madison - Writing Center)


Cardinal Stritch University - APA Quick Reference Guide

APA Quick Reference Guide

The APA Quick Reference Guide is available at the Cardinal Stritch University Libray web link above.


NEW APA Style Manual Oct. 2019

The NSU-LA Bookstore on the Shreveport & Natchitoches campuses will begin stocking the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th. ed. in October 2019. Previous editions of the APA Style Manual  are in the Library Reference area at all NSULA campuses.   Ask your Librarian for assistance.

Below are helpful links to the APA web pages:

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