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Psychology Research Guide

Psychology Research Guide

Ask the Psychology Librarian

Using APA Style can be challenging. If the resources below don't provide the help you need, ask the Psychology Librarian or the librarian on-call

APA style guide

APA Publication Manual (7th edition)

  • aka the APA Style Guide is available in full in hard copy at the library and selected chapters are available in digitized PDF through Library Reserves, which you can access with your CSUSM username/password.

APA style help: examples and sample papers

For simple, general APA Style questions, take a look at the sources below:
For complex, specific APA Style questions, take a look at the sources below:

APA style citations in PsycINFO

Citation generators


  • Zotero is a tool for storing citations and generating bibliographies using data collected from the library catalog or websites such as Amazon or Google. For more information on using Zotero, see our Zotero Guide. Always double check your results with citation generators, they are not always perfect!

KnightCite Citation Service  

  • This can be a helpful tool, but it is not completely accurate. Check citations against another source before submitting your work. 

About Yvonne

My goal is to help students when they can't figure something out. My research focuses on how to do that, particularly with students from groups historically underrepresented in higher education.