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CM Psychology Research Methods Practicum/Costanzo: APA Style

Tools to Manage Your Research -- RefWorks & Zotero

Both RefWorks and Zotero allow you to keep citations, full text articles, and other research resources organized in one place. You can also use these tools to format your bibliographies and the notes/citations in your papers according to the appropriate style (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.).

RefWorks is web-based. You can access it and create an account from any computer connected to the internet. RefWorks is free to current students of The Claremont Colleges.

Zotero is a free, open-source application that you download from the web and install on your computer.

The Library offers workshops on how to use both of these "bibliographic management" tools, as well as on EndNote, a similar application that you purchase and install on your computer.

For more information about these tools, or about workshops, contact Gale Burrow.

APA Style crib sheet

A good page of examples 
from the APA Style Manual

Purdue Owl Guides

The Purdue Owl provides guides for

APA Style Manual

Available for check out HON BF 76.7 .P83 2010, and on reserve and in Reference.

NEW 2010 (6th EDITION) APA Tutorial about changes in this edition.


The American Psychological Association Publication Manual is the required style manual for writing psychology papers.
Many other fields in the social sciences also use APA style.
If you are preparing an original paper for publication, many journals will require this style as well. (Most journals have the style requirements for submitted papers on their web sites, and within the journal issues.)

American Psychological Association. Publication Manual.
The current edition is available at HON REF BF76.7 .P83 2010

and on reserve (2 hour or 7 day) and available for check out HON BF 76.7 .P83 2010

It is not available in electronic format, but if you have a quick question try this good page of examples .

APA Style Resources has other useful sources linked.

These books may be helpful:

The Concise Rules of APA Style, 6th edition.
                    HON, HON REF, or HON REF DESK BF 76.7 .C66 2010 .
Writing with style : APA style made easy. HON BF76.8 .S93 1999

Or call the reference desk.

EBSCO (PsycINFO) format options

This is what the new window will show (you can copy and paste the APA citation to your document):


When you look at an individual record in any EBSCO database, look at the right for the Tools menu. The fifth icon "Cite" (a yellow page with a folded corner) will show you the various style manual formats for citing that article.

Click the icon. A new window opens (see pictures at right.)

Now copy and paste it into your document.

*Double check the capitalization in the title of the article! Some may be incorrect!

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