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EDUC 5605 EDUC 5615 Bilingual Education Research Guide: Citing

This guide is for master's students in the School of Education's BUENO programs or Equity, Bilingualism, and Biliteracy programs.

APA Style







The 2nd example is an ebook. If the work is not directly available online or must be purchased, use "Available from," rather than "Retrieved from," and point readers to where they can find it. For books available in print form and electronic form, include the publish date in parentheses after the author's name.

 Learn more:  Citing Books











 Learn more:  Citing Articles






 Learn more:  Citing Electronic Sources


APA Citation StyleA great free resource for more in-depth APA Style help is Purdue OWL's style guide.

Use information legally and ethically

To use information legally and ethically, you need to cite any information not originally created by you:

  • Quotations
  • Key terms or phrases
  • Ideas
  • Facts not broadly known
  • Images and Sounds

Using Zotero for Citations

Zotero is a wonderful free software you can download to organize your sources, create your own library of articles, and easily create APA citations for papers and presentations.

Getting Started with Zotero

Create a free account at 

  • Download / activate:

    • Zotero Standalone/Desktop version

    • Zotero Connectors (browser plugins for Chrome, Firefox, Safari)

    • Zotero for MS Word plugin


  • Create a Test folder in your Zotero library to add and practice creating entries

  • Practice adding items using the Zotero Connector (try adding from Google Scholar or Libraries’ OneSearch box)

Make an appointment with Linds for help setting up Zotero.