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Sociology: Library Research Methods: APA Style

Should I Use APA?

APA is a citation style generally used by students and scholars in nursing, business, and social sciences, such as psychology and economics. Always ask your professors which style they prefer.

Helpful APA Guides

Citation Tools

Always review citations for accuracy and make sure they meet exact formatting and punctuation guidelines.

Tip: Many academic databases provide ready-made citations that you can copy and paste into your paper. For example, in EBSCO databases, such as Academic Search Complete, click Cite in the Tools column to view citations in a variety of styles.

Citation Managers

Citation management software allows you to:

  • store and organize your resources and citation information
  • create reference lists
  • create bibliographies

The link below will take you to a selection of free citation management systems to help you with your project.


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