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APA is the preferred citation style for education and the Ed.D. program at HPU. Learning APA style early in the program is essential to your success. While copies of the APA manual (7th ed.) are available at all library locations, it would be wise to invest also in a personal copy.
It may also be beneficial to learn how to use research tools like EndNote for citation automation and Turnitin to monitor your originality as you write your dissertation.
APA Style Quick Citation Guide (7th ed)
The library's printable quick guide to APA with just the basics on paper formatting and reference list citations.
It also includes select pages from a sample paper, including a student title page, first page, and reference list.
*Please note that when it comes to overall formatting of your Ed.D. dissertation, the Norcross Graduate School's style guide overrides recommendations given by APA.
Citation managers can help you keep track of the articles, books, and other resources that you find, as well as help you cite them in the appropriate style in the text of your paper and in your references or works cited list. EndNote is the citation manager currently supported by HPU Libraries. We also offer help with Turnitin.
EndNote X9 & EndNote Online
Members of the HPU community have access to EndNote, a robust citation tool that is available in desktop and cloud-based forms and contains over 5000 citation styles. EndNote also comes with a plugin for Word that allows you to insert citations from your EndNote library as you write.
Turnitin is an originality checking tool. It works by text-matching student papers against papers on the web as well as its internal database. Students can use it as a self-monitoring tool.
Formatting Tables, Figures & Posters
HPU Media Services
Information on the services available to Ed.D. students for creating and printing academic posters.