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Citation Style Guides: APA Style

Citation guidance for APA, MLA, Turabian, and others

APA Style Manual

Citations within Library Databases

Many of the library's article databases will provide you with a citation for each article that you find. Click on an article title and look for the Cite button cite button or look at the bottom of the article for a source citation.

Capitalization in Foreign Language Titles

When adding a title that is in a foreign language, follow these basic rules regardless of citation style:

For German, capitalize the first word and all nouns.

For French, capitalize THROUGH the first noun in the title.

For Italian and other languages, capitalize just the first word.

(NOTE: Always capitalize all proper nouns.)

Additional Info

Additional information on APA style may be found at these websites:

Non-English Reference Books

When citing a non-English reference work, use the original title followed by the English translation of the title in brackets.

Example: 

Kluge, Friedrich. (2002). Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological dictionary of the German language] (24th ed.). Berlin, Germany: de Gruyter.

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Citation Generators

These resources will attempt to format your citation for you. They will get you probably 80% of the way there, but mistakes happen! Double check the citation with a handbook.

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