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APA Referencing and style guide

APA Guide

APA Paper formatting

How to use this guide?

Use the above tabs to find out how to make references for different sources using APA style.

Under each source you will find information on formatting the list of references and parenthetical references (in-text citations) .

Online APA resources

   The APA referencing style is used by many researchers around the world.  

   Below are some resources which will help you further when doing referencing. 

  • Custom Writing Org

  • Bibme

  • Excellent for finding books which you can then download directly into a Word document. Not so good for journals unfortunately... but you can manually add your reference as in NoodleTools

  • NoodleTools

    NoodleTools Express allows you to type in the parts of a reference and then the reference will be formatted so you can copy it into your reference list.
    NOTE: make sure you double-check what NoodleTools says about formatting in your reference list!

  • Curtin University's APA Referencing Guide

    This great handout provides both in-text citing information as well as how to write your reference in a reference list. There are a large number of examples.

  • OWL Purdue Online Writing Lab: APA

    From Purdue University, this guide gives a good introduction to referencing in the APA style.

  • APA Style  From the American Psychological Association, the creators of APA style. Includes some helpful links on referencing.

  • APA Interactive Website From the Massey University, New Zealand .This excellent interactive site creates customized examples of APA references and in-text citations.

  • Mendeley

    Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network. Make your own fully-searchable library in seconds, cite as you write, and read and annotate your PDFs on any device.

  • Zotero Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. 

  • Guide to using Zotero

  • Zotero Quick Start Guide



OCLC WorldCat

Best for Books


WorldCat provides citations for books in APA and other format. Here's how to grab one: 

  1. Select Books on the search box, type in your title and search.
  2. When reviewing results, make sure to match the edition you are using.
  3. When you find your match, click/tap on the title to go to the book page.
  4. Look for cite/export on the top right side, under the search box.
  5. Click/tap it and select your citation style to get your citation.

As with any resource that provides citations, always double check to make sure formatting is correct. 




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Emirates College for Advanced Education, Abu Dhabi