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PCL 503 - Lit Review and Research Proposal: Library Info and Resources

The Publication Manual of the APA

Refer to the Publication Manual of the APA for detailed information on how to cite your sources.

The library's copies of the Manual are held on the Reference and Ready Reference shelves.  The call number is REF. BF76.7 .P83 2020

More Help With APA Style

Purchase the APA Publication Manual.

Take a look at the APA LibGuide.

This Sample APA Style paper is also a helpful resource.

Although there are many online tools for creating APA citations, as well as a References tool in Microsoft Word, these don't always produce perfect citations.  It's recommended that you take the time to learn APA style, since you'll need to recognize an incorrect citation before you can check the accuracy of citations created by Word or other tools.

How can I tell if it's a research article?

Look for these elements in the article:

  • Background
  • Objective
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions

Academic research articles will almost always include sections with these headings.  If you see them, you know you're reading a research article.

If you find a recent Review article, you can check its references list for current Research articles.

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