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APA Citation Style: Citing Open Educational Resources (OER)

APA Citation Format (Commonly used for psychology and other social science papers)

Citing OERs using APA

To cite your OER source using APA citation style, first create a citation using the APA style guide, and then simply add the CC or public domain license info at the end of your regular citation. For more detailed information, go to Citing OERs guide.

APA Examples


Lincoln, A., Koschmider, A., Salciccoli, A., Wregglesworth, K., Pontoni, M., Wozniak, M., . . . Kilgus, T. (2017) World history. Retrieved from CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license.



Roe, K. (2012, April 22). Leads castle [Photograph]. Retrieved from CC BY 2.0 license.



Khan Academy. (2017, January 16). History and prehistory: The origin of humans and human societies [Video file]. Retrieved from CC BY license.