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Many useful websites are available and filled with APA help. In addition to the APA WEBSITE itself, here are the three that we have found to be most useful.

  1. For an extensive set of resources, including sample documents such as literature reviews and abstracts, reference examples, style guidelines, and frequently asked questions, the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue offers an APA formatting and style guide. We recommend strongly that you explore this site.

  2. Do you prefer a more interactive learning experience? APA provides a free ONLINE TUTORIAL. We recommend this tutorial as a comprehensive introduction to the 6th edition of the APA manual. Additional resources are available at the APAstyle homepage.

  3. Dena Taylor, at the University of Toronto, explains the theory behind literature reviews in this brief and helpful handout, including questions you should ask yourself as you read scholarly articles and tips on how a literature review differs from an annotated bibliography.

  4. Kaplan University has a wonderful website with explanations of how to avoid plagiarism, create reference lists, use APA formatting, and many other helpful how-to's. I particularly recommend the video "APA Demystified in 5 Minutes"--- it's in the box on the right of the page.

Have you found a site that you like better? LET US KNOW, and we'll add it to the list.