The following three online references collections are jumping points for starting research.
According to Jones (1998), "Students often had difficulty using APA style, especially when it was their first time" (p. 199).
Jones's (1998) study found the following: Students often had difficulty using APA style, especially when it was their first time citing sources. This difficulty could be attributed to the fact that many students failed to purchase a style manual or to ask their teacher for help. (p. 199)
According to Jones (1998), APA style is a difficult citation format for first-time learners.
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