Do you have a tough time taking notes and keeping track of sources for your bibliography or reference sections? Students sometimes neglect this portion of the research and writing process and often have to go back and reconstruct their sources from scratch after writing their papers. This is a very problematic practice that can lead to significant citation errors.
While you may be tempted to just skim over this sometimes tedious task, having an organized and systematic approach to gathering sources, taking notes and compiling a bibliography can save you major headaches later on down the road. Many psychology instructors place a very heavy emphasis on good referencing practices and accurate APA format.
Fortunately, there are a number of great online tools that can help you compile your bibliographies and reference sections. Some of these online tools allow students to complete an online form with information on the title, date, author and referencing style and then generate a reference that can then be simply cut-and-pasted into a reference document.
Learn more about some of the handy online APA citation tools that are available. You can find more tips in this article from black-rose-bielefeld.de's Guide to Homework & Study Tips, Grace Fleming: Online Bibliography Citation Makers
- Examples of APA Format
- How to Write a Psychology Paper
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This is very helpful. I needed an easier way to cite papers.