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Writing Psychology Papers

APA Citation

Most psychology courses will require you to cite your research papers using APA (American Psychological Association) citation guidelines. The following resources can help you to follow APA formatting when writing your paper:

  • Purdue OWL APA – This is our go-to reference guide for APA citation. This guide has examples of how to cite almost every resource you will need for your paper.
  • NoodleTools – This is a citation manager that allows you to create and save citations in APA, MLA, or Chicago. New users–please create an account under “Register” using your St. Edward’s e-mail address.
  • The Basics of APA Style – This tutorial is designed for those who have no previous knowledge of APA Style®. It shows users how to structure and format their work, recommends ways to reduce bias in language, identifies how to avoid charges of plagiarism, shows how to cite references in text, and provides selected reference examples.
  • Publication manual of the American Psychological Association – There are several copies of the official APA Citation Manual available to check-out from the Munday Library.