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Which Citation Style?

If you're not sure which citation style to use, ask your professor.

For most Psychology research papers, you'll cite sources in American Psychological Association (APA) style. See the APA section of our Citation Guide for instructions.


Collect citations as you do your research. Tell PsycINFO to email citations in APA style.

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  1. Click on the "Email" button
  2. Select "Include bibliographic citations at the end"
  3. Select "APA 6th - American Psychological Association"
  4. Enter your email address
  5. You'll receive a message with APA-style citations and links back to the articles in PsycINFO

Writing a Literature Review?

Organize Your Citations

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Organize your research and automatically create bibliographies in MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, and more.

Citation Help

When you use the words, ideas, or creations of someone else, cite them. To make it easier to keep track of your sources, try a citation tool like Zotero. Not sure how to properly format your citations? Citation styles (MLA, APA, Chicago) give you detailed guidelines. The citation style you use will depend on the discipline, journal, or course for which you are writing. 

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