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

Online resources related to the Foundations of Research and Evidence-Based Practice

APA Tutorials

APA Template and Guidelines

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

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 (student pricing). EndNote Web is free for Purdue users. Go to  to see the description of EndNote Web.  Go to to create an account (must use Purdue email).