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COM 200: Introduction to Communication (Abi Smith): Citing your Sources
Adapted from the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, this comprehensive guide offers up-to-date information on formatting electronic references in APA Style. It outlines the key elements to include when referencing electronic sources, with an emphasis on using the digital object identifier (DOI) to locate web-based information reliably.
The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioural sciences. It provides invaluable guidance on all aspects of the writing process, from the ethics of authorship to the word choice that best reduces bias in language.
Most of the services we provide offer citations tools. The library catalog, as well as databases like GVRL and our suite of EBSCOhost collections have "Cite" buttons which will generate citations in a variety of styles, including APA. Sometimes they are imperfect, but they are a good starting point and can save you a lot of time!
(GVRL citation tool — located on right-hand side)
(EBSCOhost citation tool — located on right-hand side of page)