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APA 6th Edition Style

APA 6th Edition

  • A print copy of the APA Publication Manual, 6th ed. is shelved in REFERENCE under call number BF76.7. P83 2010. You can also ask to see the copy held at the 2nd floor Service and Information Desk. See examples of citations
  • APA Style Guide to Electronic References

Citation Management Tools

If you're reviewing a lot of articles, you may want to manage your citations with EndnoteMendeley, or Zotero.

  • EndNote is a program for managing bibliographic citations. It can automate much of the work of organizing and formatting citations and bibliographies in your writing. EndNote can connect to online sources such as IUCAT and article databases. EndNote is available free of charge to Indiana University and IUPUI students, faculty and staff.
  • Mendeley is a free desktop and cloud application that helps you manage your research. It is a reference manager with built in tools to help you read and annotate articles. It allows you to organize PDFs, other documents, and citations into folders and collaborate with other researchers. It backs up your research library and syncs to the web, and smart phone or tablet devices. It is also a social network for scholars across the globe with an online research library that you can use to discover research papers.
  • Zotero  is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Zotero allows you to scrape bibliographic metadata (the stuff you need for citing a source) directly from the web with a single click. Whether you are researching on a news site, in an academic database, or in IUCAT, you can easily save your sources and import the citations directly into your writing.

University Writing Center

Need help writing? Or an extra set of eyes on your paper? Contact the University Writing Center (UWC) for an appointment. Appointments typically last 45 minutes.