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Cheat Sheets & Sample Papers
APA Sample Paper
A downloadable sample paper in the APA style
APA Cheat Sheet
The APA has established an editorial style, commonly used in the social and behavioral sciences, that combines in-text citations with a corresponding list of references for documenting sources. References are formatted based on the type of content (e.g. book chapter, journal article, movie), not by the location of that content in a library or on the Internet.
Web Resources & Citation Generators
Basics of APA Style - Free Training Session
This tutorial is designed for those who have no previous knowledge of APA Style®. It shows users how to structure and format their work, recommends ways to reduce bias in language, identifies how to avoid charges of plagiarism, shows how to cite references in text, and provides selected reference examples.
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) - APA Citation Workshop
This workshop provides an overview of APA (American Psychological Association) style and where to find help with different APA resources. It provides an annotated list of links to all of our APA materials and an APA overview. It is an excellent place to start to learn about APA format.
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) - APA General Formatting
APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed., 2nd printing).
Below are some popular citation style generators...but be careful, computer-generated citations can be flawed. So check multiple sources to ensure the generated citation is accurate!
KnightCite Citation Generator
KnightCite is an online citation generator service provided by the Hekman Library of Calvin College. This service simplifies the often tedious task of compiling an accurate bibliography in the appropriate style by formatting the given data on a source into a reliable citation, eliminating the need to memorize minute details of style for multiple kinds of sources. The service is provided free of charge by the college, and is available to members both within and outside of the Calvin community. There is no advertising on the site, and those who choose to register on the site will have the option of saving all of their citations and even multiple bibliographies to their account.
Citation Machine: APA
This page will provide you with an overview of APA citation format and generate APA citations based on resource type.