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Health Sciences Template

APA

Use this page to learn, find help citing your sources, and setting up your papers in APA.

APA 7 (American Psychological Society)  is the citation style you will use to format your papers and cite your sources. This is the common citation style for scholarly communication in the Social Sciences, Dental Hygiene, and Nursing. If you are more familiar with MLA or Chicago, know that APA will require the same sort of information, just re-arranged slightly.

APA Page Walkthrough

This video will walk you through how to use this page.

APA Resources

GHC APA CERTIFICATION

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This GHC tutorial will teach the basics of formatting your paper, citing, and creating references.

APA 7 RESOURCE CENTER

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Find references and examples to follow for a perfect APA paper.

APA Style Blog

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A great FAQ style page to handle the odds and ends questions for APA.

Advice from your librarians

We proofread a lot of references, and based on that, we recommend that you:

  • Identify your source type first before you cite. Remember, Wikipedia is an encyclopedia. Most sources on PubMed are journal articles.
  • Have set of good examples for proof reading. See the APA 7 Resource Center to start, but find your favorite.
  • Take full advantages of short-cuts, such as the citations in GALILEO, or ZoteroBib, but make sure you've done the steps above. Incorrect Info In = Incorrect Reference Out.
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