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Citing Sources

Welcome to the Citing Sources Guide! This guide will provide helpful information on the most common citation styles used at Southeastern.

APA (American Psychological Association)

7th Edition - Current

The 7th edition of the APA Manual is the most current, released in 2019. Unlike the previous edition, this book contains all information for both print and electronic sources in one manual. More information on changes in the 7th edition can be found here.


6th Edition
- Two Manuals

You use two manuals in APA Style. The Publication Manual of the APA, 6th ed. contains the core elements of APA style. It should always be the primary resource you use. The APA Style Guide to Electronic References is a supplemental guide; it covers formatting requirements for references for electronic resources, such as websites.

The APA Style Guide to Electronic References is available online, but under our licensing students and faculty are allowed to print one copy for person use.


Online Guides to Using APA Style

APA Style Blog : This blog is the official companion to the APA Manual and is published by APA experts. Posts deal with specific situations in references, grammar, and other topics.
APA Style Blog 6th edition : This blog is the archived companion to the 6th edition of the APA Manual
APA Style Help - Lists resources that can help with APA Style, such as FAQ and other learning resources.
APA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue OWL)
APA 7th Edition Citation (California State University)

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

DOI Information

Digital Object Identifiers: The APA Style Manual requires that the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) be added, if available.

DOI Look-up: CrossRef provides a free service that allows you to look up whether a journal article has been assigned a DOI.  

Additional information about the DOI System: http://www.doi.org/