Educational Psychology: APA and Chicago Style
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Many instructors require students to create citations for a bibliographies and to write and format a paper according to a particular style. The most common style in the social sciences is the APA style, created by the American Psychological Association. Another style often used in the social sciences is the Chicago style, created by the University of Chicago Press. Information on both styles is listed below.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (print)
Several APA style manuals are available at the Knowledge Commons Desk to check out for one week. One copy is only available for use in the library.
Although the complete APA style manual is not available online, many organizations and idividuals have created Web sites with helpful information about the APA style. Below are several of the best. Note that the second and the last links include a sample paper in APA style.
- APAStyle.org: Citing Electronic ReferencesHelp from the American Psychological Assocaition
- APA Formatting and Style GuideCreated by the Writing Lab at Purdue University
- Documenting SourcesThe Web site for a print booklet, Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age, Fourth Edition, by Diana Hacker. Includes a sample paper in APA style.
Available Online & in the Knowledge Commons
- Chicago Manual of StyleCall Number: Z253 .U69 2010ISBN: 9780226104201Also available online.
The Chicago Manual of Style Online
Also includes the popular Chicago Style Q&A and the Quick Guide for "clear examples of how to use Chicago-style citation" and "provides convenient tools such as sample forms, letters, and style sheets".
Helpful Web sites from two universities about Chicago style.
- Extensive Information on the Chicago StyleCreated by the Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin