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ENBUS 690 - Library Research Guide: Cite Your Sources

APA Citation Style

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APA Style (American Psychological Association) is a commonly used style in the social sciences.  Borrow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association or use one of the online help guides below.

Quick Guide to APA (From the American Psychological Society)

The University of Waterloo has paper copies of this guide.  We are not currently able to acquire an electronic copy.

APA Citation Style Guides

A list of APA guides providing instructions on how to cite standard publication types:


The icon for Zotero, which is the word spelled out.  The Z is in red and the rest of the letters are in black.The University of Waterloo Library is currently suggesting Zotero software for citation management.

Our Zotero guide is located at the following URL:  When signing up for a free Zotero account is it suggested that you use your UWaterloo e-mail account.  That will automatically give you access to the Institutional Storage provided by a University of Waterloo Library subscription.  If youwould like assistance with Zotero, you can contact the Zotero Librarians at


RefWorks is a web-based bibliography and database manager. You can create you own personal database by importing references from online databases and other sources, and use these references to format your paper and bibliography.