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Psychology: Citing References

Citing Your Sources

Citation Style Guides for Psychology

There are several citation style guides used by various academic disciplines.  The one primarily used for Psychology is the APA style guide.

Please check with your instructor for his/her preferred style.

 Print formats of the APA manual are available in the VIU Library Collection:


Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed

Call Number: BF 76.7 P83 2010 (Nanaimo, Cowichan, & Powell River) (2 copies in Stacks, 1 copy on Reserve)


APA style guide to electronic references 

Call Number: BF 76.7 P831 2007 (Nanaimo, Cowichan, & Powell River)


 There are also brief online guides (links below):


Evaluating Your Sources - Research Guide

Journal Title Abbreviations & Acronyms