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APA Style - 6th ed: Home

tips and resources for writing papers in APA style

Official Answers

The complete answer book available:

  • on reserve at the circulation desk
  • in the reference collection (1st floor)
  • in the regular collection (4th floor)

Database Citation Creators

Look for the 'cite' option

  • choose APA
  • highlight
  • copy
  • paste
  • correct "Retrieved from.." statement if necessary
  • proofread! (Pay special attention to capitalization of article titles.)


Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Finding a DOI

Finding a DOI for a journal article (when it isn't included in the article or citation)

crossref search screen

  • Choose "Search Metadata"
  • Search your article title (copy and paste makes it easy)

crossref search results screen

  • If the article appears in the first 3-4 on the list...
    • right click (or the equivalent) and copoy the DOI URL (
    • paste the DOI URL into your citation
  • If the article doesn't appear in the first few on the list (and your title was entered correctly), it probably doesn't have a DOI. See the instructions for finding the journal URL if required.


Workshop Tools

Finding a Journal URL

Finding a Journal URL when a DOI is not available

  • Search the web (Google) for the Journal Title

Google Search

  • Choose the link that points to the overview page

Google search results

  • Verify that you can choose issues and articles from the page
  • Highlight and copy the URL

journal home page


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