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APA Style Guide to Electronic Resources, 6th Ed.

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APA Style Guide to Electronic References. 6th edition.

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Adapted from the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, this comprehensive guide offers up-to-date information on formatting electronic references in APA Style.  

Please use the full APA Publication Manual (Use link in the box below this one to find print copies) for all other APA Style Questions.


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Publish, Not Perish: The Art & Craft of Publishing in Scholarly Journals (online)
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Need to identify a DOI?'s Simple Text Query web site allows you to enter citations and easily locate existing DOIs. (Note: Users have to register with a valid e-mail address first.)

What is a DOI?

A digital object identifier, or DOI, is a unique code assigned to each published article that helps to identify and manage the article online. The APA style guide now requires the inclusion of the DOI when you cite a periodical (assuming that a DOI is available). Some brief examples are below; for complete citation guidelines, consult the official "Publication Manual of the APA."


Cleary, A., & Reyes, N. (2009). Scene recognition without identification. Acta Psychologica, 131, 53-62. doi:10.1234567890


Silick, T.J., & Shutte, N. S. (2006). Emotional intelligence and self esteem mediate between perceived early parental love and adult happiness. E-Journal of Applied Psychology, 2(2), 38-48. Retrieved from

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