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Citing Sources : APA Style

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Introduction

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association provides detailed guidelines for using APA style. The most recent edition of the APA Publication Manual is kept at the Reference Desk at the UTC Library.

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Reference Desk BF76.7 .P83 2010

Capitalization in Foreign Language Titles

When adding a title that is in a foreign languge, follow these basic rules regardless of citation style:

For German, capitalize the first word and all nouns.

For French, capitalize THROUGH the first noun in the title.

For Italian and other languages, capitalize just the first word.

(NOTE: Always capitalize all proper nouns.)

Video Tutorials

The University of South Carolina Aiken has created a playlist of videos to demonstrate APA Citation Style.

APA Style

For specific details and examples on citing sources within a paper and on creating a Works Cited page, mouseover the "APA Style" tab above and choose the appropriate subpage.

Additional Info

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