Using APA Style
Graduate courses will require the use of APA style to different degrees, depending on the type of assignments and professor preferences. This Library page provides an overview of common resources used in learning APA style.
The official publication of this style is the most current edition offered by the American Psychological Association. It is available in hardcopy on-line and in the Bookstore as well as on reserve in the College Library. The manual may also be purchased in tablet versions (e.g., Kindle).
Self-paced Tutorials for Graduate Students
The American Psychological Association offers tutorials on APA Style.
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University offers several graduate workshops on APA style from organizing a paper to writing literature reviews:
Memorial University offers a set of short videos on specific APA Style topics such as formatting, citing, and referencing.
Be careful of “Googling” questions about APA Style because there is a lot of dated and inaccurate information the Internet. Use an authoritative source. For example:
Ask a librarian or course professor if you need help finding a citation, or if you are unsure of when to cite.
Search on-line resources from authoritative sources:
Author: Elmhurst College
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) from Purdue University
Avoid Bias in Language Use