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Writing & Citation Style Guides: APA (American Psychological Association)

This is a guide to citation styles resources at Alkek and beyond.


Print copies of APA style manual are kept at the Research & Information desk on the 2nd floor for quick reference. 

Getting Help

Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC)

Get in-person tutoring at the SLAC, located on the 4th floor of Alkek Library. Check the website for hours and availability. SLAC also maintains good handout page for quick reference.

Texas State University Writing Center

The Writing Center is located on the first floor of ASB North. You can get help with all types of writing, including papers, essays, and resumes. The Writing Center  offers in-person and online tutoring (check their website for more information).  Round Rock patrons can seek assistance from the Round Rock Writing Center.

The Writing Center also offers survival guide workshops for APA, Chicago/Turabian, and MLA citation styles.

Citation Managers

Consider using a citation manager instead of typing bibliographies and in-line citations by hand.  It will save you time.

RefWorks and EndNote are citation managers available to the campus community via the Library website that lets you:

  • export citation information from databases
  • import information from other sources
  • organize and generate works cited pages and bibliographies in a variety of styles.

The Library offers RefWorks workshops and EndNote workshops throughout the semester.