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American Psychological Association

Always give credit where credit is due!

APA style format is often used for writing papers and research reports in the social sciences.  Your teacher at Argyle may choose to have you follow this format.

General format

Citing Books:

Look for the author's name, publication year, work title, publication city and publisher.

Example:      Henderson, Mark, Baker, Joanne & Crilly, Tony. (2009). 100 Most Important Science Ideas : Key Concepts in Genetics, Physics and Mathematics. Richmond Hill, Ont: Firefly Books.

Online Sources:

Look for the author, date, page title, site title, available page numbers if given, and a URL or DOI if available (digital object identifier).

Example:     Science World at Telus World of Science. (2016, January) Teen Events. Retrieved from Science World Website .


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