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SPA 411/511:Cervantes and The Quixote: APA

Guide for SPA 411/511

APA Style

APA Style is often used in the social sciences and education.

You can find a print copy of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) in the Reference Department.  Its call number is:

BF 76.7 P83 2010

APA Resources

Corrections to the first printing of the 6th edition

APA Style from the Purdue Online Writing Lab

APA from Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences

APA Format - 6th Edition from California State University, Los Angeles

Basics of APA Style Tutorial from APA

Citing Electronic Business Resources in APA Format from UAB Sterne Library

UAB Graduate School Quick Guide to APA Reference and Citation Styles from the UAB Graduate School.

APA Literature Review Guide from the UAB University Writing Center


The Egg

Taken from Lister Hill Library's APA Libguide:

Think of the Internet as a fried egg.  Easy things to cite -- like journal articles, book chapters, e-books, and newspaper stories -- are in the yolk.  Things that are harder to cite -- such as YouTube videos, interviews, tweets, and lecture notes -- are in the white part.

To cite items in the white area, just remember to look for these 4 items:  author, date, title, and source.

The Internet as an egg (free egg image from, modified by APA)

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