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NURS 4510 Caring for Families and Communities: APA Citation Style

APA Style Manual

 APA Style Guide 6th Edition

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. (6th ed.). (2010). Washington, DC, American Psychological Association. BF76.7 .P83 2010

Several non-circulating copies are available behind the User Services Desk on Library North 1 (just ask anyone staffing the desk and it will be obtained for you); circulating copies are available on Library North 5.


Endnote is a widely used bibliographic reference software program that can help you organize your citations. It is free to Georgia State faculty, staff and students.  

Zotero is a free FireFox plug-in that provides an alternative for collecting, managing, and citing research sources.


DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) are used to identify digital materials uniquely and persistently. APA is now recommending that these numbers, when available, be included in citations to electronically retrieved articles. Many articles indexed in PsycINFO and other databases now include DOI numbers.  Here is an example of the use of a DOI number in a citation:

Padilla-Walker, L. M., & Carlo, G. (2007). Personal values as a mediator between parent and peer expectations and adolescent behaviors. Journal of Family Psychology, 21(3) 538-541. doi:10.1037/0893-3200.21.3.538