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Last Updated: Sep 11, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Learning APA


Quick Style Guides

What are DOIs

Instead of long URL's, citation styles such as APA now use DOI's or Digital Object Identifiers. They provide a stable place to retrieve documents.

  • When a DOI number is available use this format in references: doi:XXXXXXX
  • Go to a document by adding the DOI number at the end of

Print APA Guide

Where to find the APA manual in the library

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Publication manual of the American Psychological Association
Call Number: BF76.7 .P82 2001
ISBN: 1557987912
In library reference section


How to Format Paper in APA

Excellent video giving step-by-step directions to set-up your APA style paper in Microsoft Word 2007.


Sample APA Paper


Kindle, iPad & such

Until the style manuals catch up with technology here's what we recommend. For online and other electronic books follow the guidelines for print books with the addition of information regarding the format. Some readers provide location information that you can use instead of page numbers.

APA Examples

Instead of publisher information include the DOI if available or the source of the book download.

Davenport, B. (2007). Myth and fact [Kindle DX version]. Retrieved from 

Davenport, B. (2007). Myth and fact [Adobe Digital Editions Version].   

APA Style

Formula for guessing the page number
You can also use the "search inside" feature provided by Amazon but dealing with page numbers is currently not practical with these applications.

For in-text citations add whatever location information is available such as chapter or location (if stable).

(Davenport, 2007, Chapter 2:1, locations, 59-63).

(Wallis, 2005, Chapter 5, Section 3, para. 7).


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