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EDRD 3301: Literature for Children and Adolescents

Children's Literature Author Study

APA Style

APA Style is used primarily in the social and behavioral sciences, such as Psychology, Sociology, and similar disciplines.

Use the following links from the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) to format your:

  1. APA Paper
  2. Reference List
  3. APA In-text Citations

Additionally, the library has a print copy of the APA manual. See below for further information on finding a copy:

If you're not sure about how to cite sources, contact the writing center or




What is a DOI?

DOI stands for Digital Object Identifier, which is an alphanumeric string of characters used to identify sources.  If a source has a DOI, you must include that in your citation.

What does a DOI look like?

Here is an example of a DOI - https://doi: 10.1177/1532673X04264986

Helpful Resources

Chicago Manual of Style Online

Purdue OWL MLA Formatting and Style Guide

MLA style by Bedford St. Martin's online

Purdue OWL APA Formatting and Style Guide

APA style by Bedford St. Martin's Online

Stop by the Research & Access desk at the library for the most recent print editions of these style guides.