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Nursing Research Guide

Use this LibGuide to selected library and online resources for nursing. The "Articles" tab links to the library's databases for nursing journals and health information.

Citing in APA Style: Basic Overview

Every time you quote or paraphrase someone else’s work, you must provide information about your source in two places:

  • In the paragraph where you are quoting or paraphrasing. This is called a Parenthetical Citation because you will put brief information about the work in parentheses. For details, see the In-Text Citations page.
  • In the References page at the end of the paper. This is where you put all of the information needed to find a copy of the works you used in your paper. Check out our guidelines and examples for different types of references by using the links in the left-hand column.

The citation you create for your References page should indicate:

  • who wrote the work
  • what is it called
  • and where the reader can find a copy.


Intro to APA 7th Edition - CSU Dominguez Hills Library