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Psychology: Citation Tools

APA guides

APA Formatting and Style Guide from Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL).

Brief APA (American Psychological Association) tutorials to using APA style.

APA Style Blog  The official companion to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. It's run by a group of experts who work with APA Style every day.

Quick guide to APA style from the Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Citation Managers

These online citation managers offer a convenient way to organize and keep track of your references.  

EasyBib   Free, automatic bibliography and citation maker.

Zotero    Another free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources. 
NoodleTools   A comprehensive MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian bibliography composer with fully-integrated note-taking.
BibMe      An automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills.
 Caution:  No citation manager creates perfect citations. Check all your citations before submitting your work.  

Plagiarism and Academic Integrity

SU Academic Integrity policy and procedures  

SU Writing Center 

Avoiding Plagiarism From Purdue University's Online Writing Lab. Excellent source for definitions, examples, and resources related to academic integrity and particularly plagiarism.

AMA Style manual and guides

Citing Medicine, 2nd edition.  The NLM (National Library of Medicine) Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers.  Since you will be citing primarily online sources, this section will be especially helpful:  Citing Material on the Internet.

Interactive AMA Citation Style guide, developed by the Western New York Library Resources Council.

Locating journal title abbreviations

These sources will help you find abbreviations for journal titles.  They will also help you find complete journal titles when you have only the title abbreviations.

PubMed Single Citation Matcher Search by either complete journal title or abbreviation.

Web of Science journal abbreviations  Journal titles must be searched alphabetically.

Medical Journal Links  Search full journal titles here to locate their abbreviations.