APA (American Psychological Association) style is commonly used in many areas of the social sciences. There are several copies of the printed guide to APA style at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor of Alden Library (Learning Commons). You can check them out there for use in the library only.Here are several online sources specifically for the APA style:
- American Psychological Association
- APA Style Guide to Electronic References (OU only)
- Ohio State University
- Purdue University (OWL)
- Research and Documentation Online (Diana Hacker and Barbara Fister)
No style guide can possibly cover all types of sources. This series of narrated slides, from Nova University, gives many examples of what to do in such cases:
- Who / Author (5 min.)
- When / Date (8 min.)
- What / Title (3 min. 30 sec.)
- Where / Location and Publisher (8 min. 45 sec.)
You can also find many other pointers on APA style in the APA Style Blog.
You may need to consult several of these sources to find how to cite the source you are working with. If you are doing a large research project you might want to use RefWorks to create and format your list of sources online.