In-text Citations and Reference Pagesessential tools for academic writing
To see an excellent online PowerPoint presentation that shows how to use APA citations in your PPTs, please click here.
In-text citations and reference pages
In-text citations and reference pages are best learned independently. Choose the method that works best for you!
To learn more about APA in-text citations, here is a list of websites that can help. The first 2 sites (in red) provide you with all the rules and guidelines for APA references. The last 2 sites (in blue) provide automatic “Reference” pages in various formats, including APA .
- https://www.zotero.org/ (This is my personal favorite, but you can use any method you want!)
- https://www.refme.com/us/citation-generator/apa/ (This is my 2nd favorite because it’s easy to use and free!)
If you would prefer to just do in-text citations manually–without any assistance from the blue links given above, you are free to use the information found on the red links and/or watch the video tutorials below. They all teach the manual method for citing sources.
Another excellent resource that you can use for academic writing is Google Drive, where you can share your rough drafts and collaborate with other students. This is really useful because most writers are not able to find all of their mistakes, so it really helps to team with other writers and help each other with proof reading, etc. To use Google Drive, you need to have a Google/Gmail account.
The Basics of APA Style (Recommended)
Gary’s Tutorial: What Common Knowledge Is
Zotero Reference Manager (Optional)
This tutorial shows the basics of using Zotero for your in-text citations and works cited pages. Please consider watching the video and using Zotero. If you do, it will really help you for much more than just this class–especially if Grad School is in your future! Note: For those of you who may have missed it in class: No, you are not required to use it. I just recommend it.