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Psychological Sciences: APA STYLE

A Guide to Library Research in the Psychological Sciences

AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL (APA) STYLE - ONLINE RESOURCES

AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION STYLE - PRINT MANUALS

Copies of each of the following books are available at Swem Library's Reference Desk and Circulation/Reserves Desk.

(Ref)  BF76.7 .P83 2010
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association  (6th ed., 2010)

NOTE:  Swem has received the corrected 2nd printing of the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the APA. 

If you have a 1st printing, here's a link to corrections, provided by APA: 

http://supp.apa.org/style/pubman-reprint-corrections-for-2e.pdf
 

(Ref)  BF76.7 .P8312 2007
APA Style Guide to Electronic References (2007)

 

(Ref) PE1408 .H26 2009  
A Pocket Style Manual by Diana Hacker (5th ed., 2009)  

   See updates linked in box above.

AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (APA) STYLE - TIPS & FAQs

APA Style: Tips and FAQs

Compiled by College of William & Mary Reference Librarians

  

Sections and pages cited below are from:

PM  = Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed., 2010)

ER = APA Style Guide to Electronic References (2007)

 

1.  How do I indicate references for items retrieved electronically?

PM:  Sections 6.31 and 7.01 through 7.11
ER:  see the whole publication 
 

2.  What do I do if my document doesn’t have a date?

PM:  Section 6.28.  Also, look in the index under "Publication Date" 
ER:   page 23

           

3.  How do I cite unpublished works, “in-press” or "preprint" articles ?

PM:  Sections 7.09 (look in the index under “Unpublished work”)
ER:  pages 8-9

 

4.  How do I format a citation for an ERIC document?

PM:  Section 7.03

 

5.  How should I include a list of definitions in my dissertation?

PM:  Perhaps in the Appendix....see Section 2.13