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CONS 200 : Foundations of Conservation

APA Style

American Psychological Association (APA) style is one of several citation styles used in academic writing. The seventh edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is a comprehensive resource, available at most UBC Libraries.

Here are a few useful resources that provide examples and should answer most of your questions about APA. Remember you can save citations from Summon in APA format too!

Citation Styles & Tools

Writing Help

Evaluating Literature

UBC Guide to Evaluating Sources

Questions to consider when evaluating a source: 

  • Is the author qualified to talk about the topic?
  • Can the information be verified?
  • Does the information line up with what you already know about the topic?
  • When was it written?
  • Why was it created?