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Citing in APA

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APA (American Psychological Association) is the most common style to cite with in the social sciences.

Here are some good resources for citing sources in personal communication such as email, letters, interviews, and conversations:

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)  other non-print sources - interviews, email, and other personal communication

APA Style   How do you cite an interview?

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Basics of APA Style Tutorial

​There are two (2) copies of the APA Citation Manual located in Reserves. Please ask at the library's front desk. 

Citation Example:

Databases with Citation Features

These are some databases you can search for scholarly sources in that also have citation features. THEY ARE OFTEN FULL OF ERRORS, so use wisely!


Oregon State University. (2014). Library Tutorial: Citations 101.
Retrieved from http://ica.library.oregonstate.edu

Questions? Please contact

Katherine Jones

Undergraduate Services Librarian



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