EDAD 564: Education Law: APA

This guide provides resources and tools for researching education law.

APA Citation

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. (2010) is the authority used by writers in the social sciences and some natural sciences.
Cover of the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual

Unofficial: CSUF APA Citation Style (PDF) provides a two-page overview of some of the most common citation needs for both the in-text parenthetical documentation and the reference list

Official: APA Frequently Asked Questions and APA Style Help provide a few official examples and additional support from the APA.  For the most comprehensive coverage of APA style, including citation rules, please remember to consult the print APA publication manual.  Copies are kept at the Reference Desk for in-library use.

Also Available Online:
OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue University. Purdue University's OWL is an excellent source to use for any citation style, inlcuding APA.

Diane Hacker Research and Documentation see Social Sciences for the APA style

Using Cite Tools & Crossref for APA Reference Citations

Examples of Citation Tools in Various Databases

APA In-text Citations "Cheat Sheet"

APA Style on Social Media

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How to Cite Legal Materials in APA Format

Here's a link to a great webpage with information on citing Federal Cases and other legal materials, Citing Legal Materials in APA Style, created by the Westfield State College Ely Library.

To cite California cases, use this pattern:

Name v. Name, Volume number Reporter abbreviation Page number (Court abbreviation Year).

For example:

San Leandro Teachers Ass'n v. Governing Bd. of the San Leandro Unified Sch. Dist. 2009 Cal. LEXIS 8617 (Cal., June 18, 2009)