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Citing Sources APA Style and Plagiarism

Watch this video on citing sources from NC State University Libraries

Introduction to APA Citation Style

In the sciences and some other disciplines such as Criminal Justice, APA citation style formatting is used. Most of the library databases and your OneSearch results will show you how to do the APA citation for your material. You may find APA style formatting is easier to use than MLA!

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides some of the best guidelines for compiling APA citations and formatting including a sample paper written and styled using APA formatting. The SC4 library also has a complete guide to APA Citation Style format if you need help or contact a reference librarian!



Examples of APA 7th edition citations


APA citation with elements identified


APA citation with DOI