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Distance Learners: APA Citation Help

This guide explains how to access library resources and assistance for students enrolled in accelerated and/or fully online courses in nursing and school administration.

PNW Library

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The Writing Center at Purdue Northwest

The Writing Center at Purdue University Northwest provides a wide range of services, including APA help.  You can reach the Writing Center by phone at (219) 989-2200 or e-mail at writingcentercal@pnw.edu. Learn more about the Writing Center

Helpful Links

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association should be the first source to consult when you have APA-related questions. 

Citing a Website - The APA Style Blog is a searchable Q&A that may provide helpful tips.  This page, for example, gives some guidance for citing a website.

 View this tutorial on the basics of the APA style by American Psychological Association

Purdue OWL

The Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) offers additional guidelines on APA style rules. It provides clear examples of in-text citations and reference page entries for a variety of print and online resources and is used by many universities. You may, occasionally, find inconsistencies between the OWL and the APA Manual. In such cases we advise consulting your course syllabus and following the guidelines in the APA Manual.

View the Purdue OWL's resources on APA here.

Purdue OWL also has a 5 minute video to help with basic APA formatting. It can be found on YouTube here.

Citing Systematic Reviews from Joanna Briggs and Cochrane Databases

EndNote Web

EndNote Web is a web-based tool that assists users in generating citations and formatting bibliographies.  This tool is available for free to PNW students, faculty, and staff.  Registration is required for first-time users.

For on campus users, go directly to the MyEndNote Web Login and click on "Sign Up for Account."  Your affiliation with Purdue University Northwest will be authenticated by the IP address.

For off campus users,  Web of Science, and login to the Web of Science.  You can select the My EndNote Web tab at the top of the screen and then select Register. After registering an account, you can access EndNote Web from any computer (on campus or off campus) with your user name and password.

If you have trouble accessing this page because of a disability, please contact the library at libref@pnw.edu.