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Life Science Lab Assistant Program

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.

The APA Guidelines resource, created by the Meramec Campus Writing Center, provides many useful examples demonstrating how to cite a wide variety of sources.

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) will also help you learn how to use APA. The APA section of OWL contains information on in-text citations and the References page, as well as APA sample papers and slide presentations.

Example Citations in APA Format

Official Manuals, Books for Citation Help

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.

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