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Resources for Education Grad Students: APA Citation Style

APA Style

The American Psychological Association (APA) style guide was developed in 1929 by a group of academics who wanted to standardize the citing of sources in the social sciences. The disciplines that utilize APA style include social sciences such as Psychology, Linguistics, Sociology, Economics, and Criminology, as well as Business, Nursing, Education, and Library Science. 

The most authoritative source on APA style is the APA style guide. It is available at UI Libraries:

APA Online Resources

Quoting and Paraphrasing

It is difficult to talk about citing sources without discussing quoting and paraphrasing. Academic writing is a skill that is developed with practice. Paraphrase often, and quote sparingly and with impact. 

APA Style Video

This video is a presentation on APA Style by Education & Psychology Librarian, Kelly Hangauer. 

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