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EAP101: Writing about Language Learning: Citing Sources

A note on citation styles

In EAP 101 you will most likely be asked to use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style. DKU Library recommends Purdue University's Online Writing Lab Guide to APA referencing for instructions in citing in this style. Use the menu on the left-hand side to navigate through different source types:

In other subjects or disciplines you may be asked to use a different citation style. Purdue University's Online Writing Lab also provides guides to different referencing styles: 

Recommended APA guidebooks

Introduction to citing sources

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Recommended citation tool: Zotero


Downloadable as a standalone program or a Firefox extension, Zotero is designed to store content in any format, including PDFs, images, audio and video files, and snapshots of web pages. Zotero operates with thousands of sites, and automatically indexes your library for ease of access.