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SOC 101 - Cheryl Thayer - Spring 2022: Help with APA Citations

What is an APA Citation?

APA is a style guide for citations from the American Psychological Association (APA). 

Citation style guides show you what information to include in each citation and how to organize your list of citations.

APA citation style is primarily used for research papers in nursing and social sciences classes although some instructors in other subject areas also use APA.

Examples of APA Citations and Guidelines for Citations

How Do I Deal With? Quick Answers for Citation Problems

If you still have questions, ask an Oakton Librarian!

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APA Reference Page or List of APA Citations

Your List of APA Citations - The APA References List

Quick Hints for a List of APA Citations

  • List your citations on a new page at the end of your paper.
  • References - Use References as the title for your list of citations (not Citations, Bibliography or Works Cited)
  • Citations are organized alphabetically by the last name of the author of your article, book or other source.
         (Check the APA How Do I Deal With...? page if you don't have an author)
  • Citations are formatted with a hanging indent.  Watch this APA Hacks video for "how-to" instructions on hanging indents.

NoodleTools - Getting Started with Noodle Tools


NoodleTools - What can Noodle Tools do for me?

  • help you create citations in a step by step process .

  • help you format and save your citations online.

  • help you create an outline for your paper

  • help you create notecards for your paper

  • help you share your sources with members of your research group or your professor.

Update -- please note the following changes:

NoodleTools has changed their account registration process to support remote teaching so students don't have to be on campus to create an account.
When you connect to Noodletools with the link provided below, you will be prompted for your Oakton username and password (same as used for D2L and MyOakton). 
Your next step depends on whether you are a returning user or a new user:

New users:

  • If this is the first time you are using NoodleTools, you must Register first.
  • Please click on the "Don't have an account? Register" button to start setting up your account.
  • Type in a Personal ID and Password of your choice (It's easy to remember your Noodle Tools ID if you use your myOakton user name).

Returning users: 

If you have already registered a Personal ID and Password for NoodleTools, use the Noodle Tools link below and sign in!