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IDS 109 Johnson Spring 2017: APA Citation Help

APA Style® Resources from the American Psychological Association

APA Manuscript Format Guide

Campus Writing Centers

STLCC Writing Centers also provide a variety of  Writing Resources (tutorials and handouts)

Online Citation Generators

Each of these citation generators will help you create your list of references or works cited.  You should always double-check the entries created by these generators to make sure the formatting and punctuation is correct.

APA Style and Documentation

In most social science classes, you will be asked to use the APA (American Psychological Association) system for documenting your sources. APA recommends in-text citations that refer readers to a list of references.

Official Manuals, Books for Citation Help

Why Cite Your Sources?

  • By citing, you're giving credit where credit is due. You're clearly stating that the information you're presenting is not the result of your own work, but the work of other people.  When you pass off others' research or ideas as your own, intentionally or not, you're committing plagiarism, a very serious offense.   Visit the STLCC Prevent Plagiarism page for more information on plagiarism and how best to avoid it.
  • You're allowing others to gauge the reliability of the information in your paper or project.  Through your citations, readers can locate the very same sources you used, and can then evaluate for themselves the accuracy of the information within those sources.
  • You're helping others conduct their own research, by directing them not only to the sources you've used, but to the further resources which your sources cite.

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000