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A resource guide for psychology students.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

This source is the gold standard for correctly using APA style. Shepard Library keeps several copies in the Reference Department for use within the library.

Other Citation Resources

These resources can help you with citations if you don't have the APA manual at hand.

Plagiarism Resources

You don't want to plagiarize--even by accident! It can cost you a class grade, or even your degree. For more information about what plagiarism is and how to avoid it, check out these resources.

Citation Management Tools

Citation management tools allow you to save citations of research as you go and create both bibliographies and in-text citations automatically. You can use these tools for free as long as you are a student at NCCU.

  • RefWorks allows users to store and manage citations and research anywhere there is an internet connection. 

  • Zotero is a similar tool to Refworks, available for free on the web.


If you have questions about using any of these tools, ask a staff member!