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Use this guide to find information about citing in the style for your field or program. MLA, APA, Chicago style, and more.

APA Style (American Psychological Association)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: American Psychological Association (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.).  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

 

APA style is commonly used in Psychology, Nursing, and Business courses as well as other Social Science and Health Sciences classes.

You can work with the APA Publication Manual (pictured on the bottom left), or with the resources provided in this guide.

You'll find basic examples of citing books, articles, web resources, and creating in-text citations.   Additional online resources are also included.

 

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If you cannot get access to the APA Manual, you can refer to Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL).  Their APA Formatting and Style Guide includes examples and instructions for citing the most common types of sources.               

SUNY Albany also has a great resource, Citation Fox, that presents a decision tree to help you with your references. Determine what kind of source you have (book, article, etc.), then its format (print, online), then it's authors (#)...and it'll help you create your References page.

infographic showing details of APA reference style

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