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APA Citation Style

Style-Format, Requirements and Tips for the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA)


apa 7th coverThis guide will introduce you to the APA citation formatting style. Please be sure to know which edition, 6th or 7th, your course, instructor, or publisher is requiring.

The 7th edition was published at the end of 2019.

APA Resources

The APA has made 7th edition resources available for online use during the the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Use a reference generator

Most databases include a tool for creating a reference in APA format. Look for a link in the records of search results. Some tools offer quick formatting when a single citation is needed.

For storing and reusing citations, as well as in-text citing help, use a reference manager tool, suggested programs are listed on  the  page Manage Citations in this guide. 

 Always check those machine-generated references for correctness and edition format.

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