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Citation Styles

There is lots of good informatio available online  to help you format your written work in a manner that makes it easy to read and clear to your reader who you are citing in  your list of references. 

Some of the recommended sites are :

Queen's Writing Centre - Guides to Referencing at the bottom left.


Dalhousie's writing Centre includes a section for English language learners:

LibGuides: Writing Centre Resource Guide: Home


A perennial favorite of writers for it's clear instruction and examples:

Purdue OWL


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The Faculty of Education prefers the American Psychology Association style for the formatting of scholarly papers including in-text and reference citations.

The Education Library has copies of the latest print edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, shelved on Floor 2 at call number BF 76.7 .P83 2010a.  A free online supplement to this Manual is available on the APA web site.

An online edition of the APA Style Guide to Electronic References (2012) is also available.  Use your NetID and password to view, print, or download the e-book.

Many free guides to the APA style are available online.  We recommend the APA Exposed tutorial (Harvard Graduate School of Education)  and the APA Formatting Style Guide created by Purdue University Library.  The APA site also offers guidance through free tutorials, a FAQ site and the searchable APA Style Blog.

Organize Your Citations

There are several citation management systems available to use for free on the internet.  If you are interested in pursuing investigating these tools you will find more information is available in our Citation Management Guide.