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Pro/Con, Position Papers or Debates

This guide is intended to help students research Position Paper (Pro/con) or Debate topics. Get help finding authoritative book, article and statistical sources to support your arguments.

About APA Style

APA (American Psychological Association) is most commonly used to cite sources within the social and behavioral sciences. The examples provided on this guide follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, (third printing - 2010). They illustrate how to cite some of the most common business resources in a Reference List.

If you need help with in-text citations, or with citing a resource that is not covered here, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed., which is available at the Reference Desk and in the Reference Stacks.

We also highly recommend the Purdue Online Writing Lab's (OWL) APA Style Guide, which provides numerous examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.

The APA Style Blog answers common questions and provides further explanations of APA style, including this useful discussion about the building blocks of The Generic Reference.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed.
Reference BF76.7 .P83 2010