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Getting Started with Research at Shapiro Library

This guide discusses understanding information sources, formulating a topic and search phrase, where and how to search the library for information, how to evaluate sources, how to cite sources, and more.

APA Style

What is APA Style?

APA Style, currently in its 6th edition, is a citation protocol established by the American Psychological Association.  APA is most often used in the disciplines of:

  • Social Sciences (including Psychology, Education, Sociology, Economics, Criminal Justice, etc.)
  • Business
  • Nursing

Be sure to check with your professor as to what citation style is required for each assignment!

What does APA Style Include?

  • the format & structure of your paper
  • how you cite other authors within the body of your paper
  • how you compile a references page at the end of your paper

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Citing Sources in APA: Books & Web Resources

The library provides access to resources like books, ebooks, and websites that can help you cite sources in APA style. Please visit our Citing Your Sources guide or explore the books and web resources listed below for help. You may also want to contact the Wolak Learning Center (UC Students) or Online Writing Center (COCE Students) for additional information about citing sources in APA Style.

Helpful Books from the Library:

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association Book Cover

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association by American Psychological Association Staff
Call Number: REF BF76.7 .P83 2010
ISBN: 9781433805592
Publication Date: 2009-07-15

 The Bedford Researcher Book Cover span=

The Bedford Researcher by Mike Palmquist
Call Number: PE1478 .P35 2012
ISBN: 9780312675127
Publication Date: 2011-09-13

To find more books and ebooks about citing sources in APA Style, please search the Online Library Catalog.

These web resources may be helpful if you need assistance citing sources in APA Style. However, be sure to evaluate any sources you use--the Shapiro Library cannot vouch for the accuracy of information provided on external websites.

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Citing Sources in APA: Video Tutorials

Via the Atomic Learning database, currently enrolled SNHU students, faculty, and staff can access video tutorials that can help you cite sources in APA style. Please visit our Citing Your Sources guide or contact the Wolak Learning Center (UC Students) or Online Writing Center (COCE Students) for additional information about citing sources in APA Style.

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APA (6th Ed.) Research Paper Basics (Full Playlist)

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Examples of Sources Cited in APA

Visit these links to see examples of citing sources in APA. Check out the OWL at Purdue website for more examples of APA style formatting.

More Help Citing Sources in APA

Still need help citing sources in APA? Contact the Wolak Learning Center (UC Students) at 603.645.9606 or TheLearningCenter@snhu.edu or the Online Writing Center (COCE Students) at writingcenter@snhu.edu. Additionally, all SNHU students, including online and evening students, enrolled in a writing intensive class may use SmarThinking--a free online tutoring service.

Alternatively, try one of these citation games or contact your professor for help:

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