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HSC 1010: Careers: APA Citation Style

APA Style Manual

Capitalization in Foreign Language Titles

When adding a title that is in a foreign languge, follow these basic rules regardless of citation style:

For German, capitalize the first word and all nouns.

For French, capitalize THROUGH the first noun in the title.

For Italian and other languages, capitalize just the first word.

(NOTE: Always capitalize all proper nouns.)

APA Style

For specific details and examples on citing sources within a paper and on creating a Works Cited page, mouseover the "APA Style" tab above and choose the appropriate subpage.

Additional Info

Additional information on APA style may be found at these websites:

Non-English Reference Books

When citing a non-English reference work, use the original title followed by the English translation of the title in brackets.

Example: 

Kluge, Friedrich. (2002). Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological dictionary of the German language] (24th ed.). Berlin, Germany: de Gruyter.

Citation Generators

These resources will attempt to format your citation for you. They will get you probably 80% of the way there, but mistakes happen! Double check the citation with a handbook.

  • BibMe.org
    Free citation generator for MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian styles. Look up titles for autociting or manually enter bibliographic data. You can also create a free account and save your bibliographies.
  • NCSU Citation Builder
    Built by librarians! This one requires manual entry, but that may be a good thing.

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