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The following is a summary of the basic rules for APA citations.
Make sure the date of publication is in the correct format
Watch for capitalization:
The library's research databases will help you format sources you find while searching them, but they will not help you with other sources. These tools can help you format your references in APA style. Select the resource type, enter your data, and get a formatted citation that you can paste into your bibliography.
Caveat: These citation machines are not perfect - they are only as good as the data you feed them. You will still need to proofread your references - use the basic rules above to catch the most common mistakes.
From Newfoundland’s Memorial University