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Education - A Welcome to the Library for Faculty of Education Students

New undergraduate or graduate student in the Faculty of Education? Get a quick library orientation by viewing this library guide. And, most importantly, welcome to UVic Libraries! We're glad you're here.

Citations using APA

APA (American Psychological Association) citation style is the most frequently used citation style for studies in Education.  It follows the basic format of author last name, author first initial, year in brackets, article title, journal title italicized, volume italicized, number or issue in brackets, page range, and if you viewed this electronically you will need to include a 'Retrieved from' url which may include a DOI (digital object identifier). 

Here is an example:

Campbell, C. (2017). Developing teachers’ professional learning: Canadian evidence and experiences in a world of educational improvement. Canadian Journal of Education, 40(2), 1-33. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.library.uvic.ca/docview/1922374798?accountid=14846

 

For many more examples of both in-text and reference list possibilities, consult our handy UVic Libraries' APA Quick Guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For other citation style guides, such as MLA (Modern Language Association), consult our citation help pages: UVic Style Guides - APA, MLA and more

Need more information on APA?  Check out the following:

 
Citation management tools
If you are working with a large number of citations, you may find it helpful to use an online citation management tool such as RefWorks, EndNote, or Mendeley.  There are numerous systems available, each with pros and cons.  The UVic Libraries' has created some guides and webpages to get you used to these systems and to compare. However, using a citation management tool is by no means a requirement, many researchers get by quite easily without them. 
 
 
Plagiarism
It is essential to give credit when you use other people's content in your academic work.  Your assignments and exams must be your own original work, not someone else's.
 
"The action or practice of taking someone else's work, idea, etc.,
and passing it off as one's own; literary theft.
(Oxford English Dictionary online, 2006)
 
Check out UVic Libraries' guides on what the types of plagiarism are and how to avoid plagiarism.