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CITATIONS: How to Cite Sources for Your Paper: APA Style

Assistance with using citing styles for a research paper


The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association provides detailed guidelines for using APA style. The most recent (6th) edition of the APA Publication Manual is kept at the Reference Desk in Maag Library.

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
REF DESK BF 76.7 .P83 2010

Capitalization in Foreign Language Titles

When adding a title that is in a foreign languge, follow these basic rules regardless of citation style:

For German, capitalize the first word and all nouns.

For French, capitalize THROUGH the first noun in the title.

For Italian and other languages, capitalize just the first word.

(NOTE: Always capitalize all proper nouns.)

APA Style

For specific details and examples on citing sources within a paper and on creating a References page, mouseover the "APA Style" tab above and choose the appropriate subpage.

Additional Info

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

Non-English Reference Books

When citing a non-English reference work, use the original title followed by the English translation of the title in brackets.


Kluge, Friedrich. (2002). Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological dictionary of the German language] (24th ed.). Berlin, Germany: de Gruyter.

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