Many times at the Doherty library, students ask us about the American Psychological Association (APA) citation system and how to use it in a research paper. The Doherty library offers a research guide for ready reference answers to APA, and the research guide is an excellent place to begin learning the APA citation system used when composing a research paper.
Librarian Loan Nguyen is the creator of the APA citation research guide. She provides excellent examples of how to cite websites, dissertation/theses, tables and journal articles in a research paper. There are examples on how to format title pages using the appropriate APA format, and there is a sample paper to use for explanations on in-text citations and word spacing. There is an explanation on how to use digital object identifiers (DOIs) and a video to watch on essay basics. The UST community is always welcome to visit the Doherty library and ask us about APA citation system.