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Foundations of Research and Evidence-Based Practice: Citing & Research Tools

APA Tutorials

The Basics of APA Style tutorial 
Click the "Free Tutorials" link to see the basics of APA style

APA Title Page, Running Head, and Section Headings 
Ways to set up title page, running head, and section headings in a Word document

APA References List Format 
Ways to format the references list

APA In-Text Citations, Quotations, and Plagiarism 
Ways to present APA in-text citation format and avoid plagiarism

APA Template and Guidelines

Download an APA template and change the font size of running head and page header to 12. 

Download the Guidelines for APA Writing Style and Format file (principles, examples, and common errors related to APA ). 

APA Style Blog (locate correct APA citation principles and format with examples via Search box).

Using APA to Cite Sources

Setting Up Alerts & Feeds

Many of the Libraries databases enable you to create alerts or feeds, so that you can be notified when new research is published. You can set up an alert based on your search criteria (keywords, author name, etc.), or based on when a new issue of a specific journal is published. Alerts can generally be set to arrive as RSS feeds or emails. 

You can also set up Google Alerts to monitor information on the web, including Google Scholar.

For assistance setting up alerts, contact  Clarence.

Citation Management

Use citation management software (e.g. EndNote or EndNote Web) to manage your citations. Use Cite While You Write function to insert , format, and update citations easily. Purchase EndNote via http://endnote.com/ (student pricing). EndNote Web is free for Purdue users. Go to http://endnote.com/buy/online/enw  to see the description of EndNote Web.  Go to http://myendnoteweb.com to create an account (must use Purdue email).