APA 7th Ed., Key Strategies

Here are some methods for resolving ​APA​American Psychological Association citation questions.

  • CrossRef ​DOI​Digital Object Identifier Look up Tool:  When citing articles, you may need to find the ​DOI​Digital Object Identifier…the Digital Object Identifier. This can be done by searching CrossRef or by looking up the information on the publisher’s website/the Journal’s homepage.
  • Bibliographic Software: An important consideration is purchasing a bibliographic software package like Endnote Or ReadCube. These allow you to download citations directly from databases, websites, social media, etc. and generate the citation in ​APA​American Psychological Association 7th edition.  Plus, you have the benefit of being able to save full text directly to those citation entries, meaning you create your own research library accessible to you anywhere at anytime. 
    • There is also a free version called. It is just as good in many respects as Endnote or other software options. Zotero.
  • YouTube: YouTube is also great for gaining demonstrations, especially for how to set up your document with official ​APA​American Psychological Association formatting.  Just a quick search will provide some examples you’ll find helpful. Click here to begin searching
  • Writing Lab:  You can also send in a request to Ask YU to our in-house Writing Lab.  You can submit work for our tutors to review, specifically the ​APA​American Psychological Association references. Please note that when you submit a request to ASK YU.
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