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APA Style


Psychology students are required to use APA (American Psychological Assocation) style. This style requires a mix of in-text citations, rather than footnotes, and a detailed references list at the end of the work. The library has several current print copies of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association available in the Reference Area on the first floor.

Call number: BF76.7 .P83 2010 (Copy available at Reference Desk)


Helpful Websites on APA Style

Purdue Online Writing Lab APA Style Guide and Formatting: A trusted, award winning resource available freely online for student use. Includes example citations and offers online tutors who answer brief writing-related questions.

Tutorial: The Basics of APA Style

APA Style Blog: Addresses a new APA style related question each week

APA Style Learning Resources: Arranged by topic


Helpful eBooks on Writing

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The Psychologist's Companion - Robert J. Sternberg; Richard C. Sherman (Contribution by); Beth Dietz-Uhler (Contribution by); Chris Leach (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9780521821230
Publication Date: 2003-10-06
A guide to researching, writing and publishing in the psychology field.

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Key Research and Study Skills in Psychology - Sieglinde McGee
ISBN: 9781848600218
Publication Date: 2010-05-05
Includes sections on good essay writing, writing reports and good writing skills.


UL Writing Center

The tutors at the UL Writing Center are eager to help students at any stage of the writing process. On campus, they are located in Griffin Hall 107 and 108. You can also call them at (337) 482-5224, or email them at


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