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Research Paper: APA Style

Research Paper: APA Style

Author: Rebecca Oberg

This learning packet should review:
• APA Style
• How to cite using APA style
• Where to find needed information for APA citations
• Research – narrowing focus

New Terms: A few terms that may be new are:
• APA Style
• Style guide

Through helpful video clips, links to helpful outside resources, and a very thorough slide show, this learning packet aims to give learners a basic knowledge of APA style. Though entire books have been written on this topic, the packet provides a general overview or starting point for any research assignment.

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APA Format: Where To Start?

This is a helpful, easily accessible starting point for APA style. Use this video clip as a general overview of APA format.

Source: YouTube

APA Format: A Detailed Look

This informative slide show offers a thorough overview of APA formatting including definitions and examples, from the OWL at Purdue, one of the most trustworthy and noted online sources for citation and writing reference help.


How to Cite Sources in APA Style

This video clip offers some helpful examples for the precise formatting necessary for proper citations in APA style.

Source: YouTube

More Resources for APA Style

For a more detailed, expansive look at MLA style from a noted online resource, the OWL at Purdue, please visit:


Also, see the Sophia Citations Learning Packet at:

Source: Rebecca Oberg

Organizing Your APA Research Paper and Finding a Topic

While writing APA style research papers, you may benefit from these key tips for organizing your research and finding a topic.