SPED 2301: Introduction to Special Populations: Citing & Writing Help

American Psychological Association (APA) Style

See also APA Style, which includes Quick Answers--References (guidelines for websites, e-books, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and more); Quick Answers--Formatting (running head, margins, and more); supplemental materials; corrections to the 6th edition, July 2009 printing; and a searchable blog.

The following also may be of help, but always verify with the latest edition of the official style manual.

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Citation Management

EndNote citation management software is available on the library's public computers. Students, faculty, and staff who wish to install the program at home can do so from the EndNote Download guide link provided below. The guide includes:

  • detailed instructions for Windows, Mac, and iPad
  • tutorials and help
  • information about free EndNote Web
  • and more

Always verify output with the latest edition of official style manuals.

  • NoodleBib (now NoodleTools) Express was among the most accurate of free citation builders tested in 2011 by H. F. Chang, Oklahoma State Univ. Library
  • Mendeley and Zotero are free, downloadable citation management programs that offer storage, organizational, and sharing options
  • All support APA, MLA, and Chicago/Turabian styles

Do you need to cite a source but lack complete information or aren't sure where you found something? Try searching all you do have (author? title? a source name?) in Google Scholar. If that doesn't help, contact us.

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