The APA Style: Avoiding Plagiarism and Documenting Sources


In this tutorial, you will learn...

 This tutorial consists of 3 parts:

  1. What is the APA style?
  2. Essentials of the APA Paper Style and Format
  3. Citing Your Sources

Tutorial Directions

This tutorial takes approximately 1 hour to complete. If you need a score summary, you must complete this lesson in one sitting.

To master this tutorial, you must achieve a score of 100%. Each section of this lesson covers a different concept.

  1. Read each section. Turn on your speakers for sections with audio.
  2. Some terms are in bold green letters. Hover your mouse over words like these for a text popper.
  3. This tutorial also includes hyperlinks to other web sites. Click on one of these links to learn more about a specific concept. The link will open in a new window. When you are ready to return to this lesson, close the window with the outside link.
  4. The sidebar on the right side of the page may have additional information with handouts or links to other resources.
  5. Each section includes an activity to help you understand the topic. You can access the activity by clicking the activity's name. Complete the activity as many times as you like.
  6. Each section also includes a Self Check question to test your knowledge. Click on the Self Check button to access the question. You can retry the question until you get the correct answer.
  7. To return to a previous page, choose previous page at the bottom of each section or choose a page number at the top of each section.
  8. When you are ready to move on, click "next page" to go to the next section of the lesson.
  9. After completing the lesson, enter your name and print your score summary.

If you are completing this lesson for class credit, you may wish to submit the following 3 items to your instructor.

  1. Your printed APA Tutorial Score Summary
  2. Your NoodleBib comments page, with all citations marked as approved by a librarian or tutor
  3. Your References list


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