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APA Citation Style

Need More Help?

For additional assistance with citation styles, consult your professor or reference staff at the Mount Library. 

You can reach the Library by email: or by phoning 457-6250.  Please note: library staff will help you as much as possible but they may also refer you back to your professor.


RefWorks allows you to create a personal database that manages all of your research.  RefWorks allows you to import references from MSVU online article databases, and enter the selected records into your RefWorks database. 

When writing research papers, you will be able to choose from various citation styles, and RefWorks will partially format a bibliography based on the references in your database.

Please note: You must check your RefWorks generated bibliography for accuracy. Refworks does some of the work for you but to ensure that your bibliography is correct, you must double-check using a style guide.

You will need to create an account the first time you use RefWorks. Accounts can also be created to share with others for group projects; you can have as many accounts set up as you wish.

The Getting started with RefWorks LibGuide includes guides, instructions, tutorials and off-campus access.

Click here to Launch RefWorks (current account holders).

More Help

Citing something out of the ordinary? Many university/college websites provide APA citation examples based on the type of material their students use. Try Googling APA citation radio show or APA citation personal e-mail for unique examples.

Where did that citation come from? Is it formatted correctly? Compare examples from the web with the official APA manual or this guide -- and keep in mind any guidelines provided by your professor.

Additional APA Resources

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

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