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APA Style refers to guidelines developed by the American Psychological Association for authors. The APA style uses an author-date system of citation, in which brief citations within the text direct the reader to the corresponding entries in the reference list at the end of the paper. The entries in this list provide the full publication information for the sources used for the paper, allowing readers to trace these sources for their own use.

For more information, please see the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association which is available in the Library Reference collection.

You can also find more information, including examples of citations, in our library Help files.



RefWorks is an online application that lets you organize citations for the articles and books you consult, read and cite as part of your research.

Please note: the Library's RefWorks subscription will not be renewed and will end in April, 2022. 

The Library will be supporting Zotero, a freely available citation management tool. RefWorks users have the option to export their RefWorks libraries to Zotero. More information about Zotero can be found in our Citation Management Subject Guide. Information on exporting your RefWorks library can be found here.