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Behavioral Neuroscience: APA Citation Style

A guide for BNS students


APA is the citation style of the American Psychological Association. It is widely used in the social and behavioral sciences.

There are two parts to every APA citation:

  • an in-text citation for every source quoted or paraphrased; and
  • a complete citation in an alphabetized reference list at the end of the paper.

Literature Mapping

Literature mapping (related to Concept mapping) is a way to identify academic articles by exploring connections between the literature. Publications can be linked by citations, authors, funders, keywords, and other means. These connections can be realized by the use of free browser-based tools like the ones listed below

► Connected Papers

► LitMaps

► Open Knowledge Maps

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