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AM ST 100: Introduction to American Studies

Dr. Gallagher

APA Format

APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. The resources below will help you properly cite both in-text and on your references page.

The first link below will give you examples of how to reference the most common types of sources, including books, journals, magazine articles and newspaper articles. The other links will give you examples and walk you through how to cite TED Talks, YouTube videos, Facebook posts, Tweets, and other social media and new technology. Finally, if you have a source you can't find an example for, ask a librarian, or follow the last link in this box for handy tips on how to proceed! 

Copyright Overview

Copyright law can be complex, but we have some useful resources to help you navigate. If you ever plan to share your work publicly, make sure that any media you've not created yourself is properly attributed.