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APA stands for American Psychological Association and is a common formatting style for essays and papers in various disciplines. APA style has unique formats for in-text citations and reference pages.
APA maintains its own website with multiple examples of how to format your paper and cite your sources. The latest APA Manual 7th edition is available on the APA website.
OWL from Purdue
Examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, as a free service.
APA Tutorials (Rutgers restricted)
Managing the research process with citation managament tools
With a research and bibliographic management tool such as RefWorks or EndNote, you can
- collect information (citations and full text articles) from online databases and websites by importing or entering manually
- organize, customize, and store above information in folders and subfolders, including reading, highlighting, and annotating documents
- add in-text citations and footnotes to a paper directly from your RefWorks library
- create and format a bibliography of works cited in a variety of citation styles
- share documents to collaborate with other researchers
This guide is for users new to citation management and RefWorks. It focuses on using the "new" RefWorks, i. e., the ProQuest RefWorks or RefWorks 3. The old or "Legacy" RefWorks is still available and has its own LibGuide. It is also possible to migrate your collection from Legacy RefWorks to the new RefWorks.
EndNote is a citation management tool used by researchers, faculty, and students to store, organize and cite references. This guide is to show how to use EndNote effectively. Includes tutorials and instructions.
Comparison of citation management tools
This quick comparison: of citation management tools available at Rutgers: EndNote, RefWorks, and Zotero may help you decide which one to choose.
Plagiarism is a major concern at every level in education and publishing.Rutgers has several resources to help you avoid it, including the Rutgers Academic Integrity Policy.