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PSYC 325: Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships

Research Guide for PSYC 325

Putting Together Your Citations

When you use someone else's words or ideas in your papers, you should create In-text citations (within the paper) and References list citations (at the end of the paper). Each In-text citation should lead to a References list citation, and each References list citation should come from an In-text citation.

The APA citations you get from databases like PsycINFO or PsycARTICLES are sometimes wrong, so check your citations against APA templates while you're adding them to your References list.

Use Dr. McAuslan's APA Style Guidelines to put togther your citations:

Additional Citation and Paper Formatting Help

When you use someone else's words or ideas in your papers, you should create In-text citations (within the paper) and References list citations (at the end of the paper). Each In-text citation should lead to a References list citation, and each References list citation should come from an In-text citation.

Use the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) to correctly cite your sources and format your paper.  

Use the Purdue OWL APA Formatting and Style Guide templates to put together your APA in-text and references list citations:

Use the APA Style website or take the Basics of APA Style tutorial for help with putting together your citations and formatting your paper. Read through the short blog entry The Proper Use of Et Al in APA Style for explanations and examples of how to handle in-text and Reference List citations for various numbers of authors.  

Use this sample APA paper to help you format your paper and this sample APA References list to help you put together your References list.

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