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Research Help Guide: APA Style

Getting Research Help

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Visit the Research Help Desk on the main floor of the Library for help.

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Online Guides and Videos

How-to guides and videos on writing, research and citation 

APA Style

Style and Formatting Help

APA Style from Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

APA Style Formatting from Student Learning Support (Ryerson University)

APA Style Simplified (E-Book)

APA FAQ (APA Style Blog)

Quick Help

Citing sources in the body of your essay

In-Text Citations (Authors)
In-Text Citations (Websites)

Creating a Reference List/Bibliography


Electronic sources (Online Articles, E-books, Websites)

Other non-print sources (Email, Movies, Interviews)

APA in your Essay

What an APA paper looks like (OWL Purdue)


APA Style Guide (Official Copy)

The Library has multiple copies of the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). It is available at the following locations:

  • Reserve (2nd floor Check-out desk). Two copies are available to be checked out for 2 hours.
  • 5th floor. Four copies are available for regular loan period.

The call number is: BF76.7 .P82 2010

Concise Edition

Concise Rules of APA Style, is the official short and easy-to-use version and is also available for 2 hour loans.

  • Reserve (2nd floor Check-out desk). Call number  BF76.7 .C66 2010