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APA Style Updates

For specific details and examples on citing sources within a paper and on creating a References page, mouseover the "APA Style" tab above and choose the appropriate subpage.

"Overview of Recent APA Changes

The sixth edition of the APA Publication Manual includes two major changes that affect citing your sources:

1.   When citing books published in the U.S., include the U.S. Postal Service abbreviations for the state of publication. If the publishing city is outside the U.S.,       include the city and country. Do NOT abbreviate the country.

            E.G.     Upper Saddle River, N.J.     Los Angeles, CA    Toronto, Canada

2.   When citing articles or e_books from library databases, include the digital object identifier (DOI) in the citation (e.g. doi:10.1057/palgrave.kmrp.8500141) and do NOT include the URL, date of retrieval or the name of the database.  If the DOI is not available, INCLUDE the persistent URL of the article or e-book" (e.g. http://ehis.ebscohost.com/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=09a25663-0c87-4bac-9db7-6556dbb7b51c%40sessionmgr12&vid=3&hid=16).  from The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Additional Info

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