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APA Citation Style

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

General Resources - 6th edition

The Paper-6th ed.

In Text Citations-6th ed.

APA Style Help-6th ed.

Examples 6th edition

When looking at “suggested citation” for a resource, especially from one of the government sites, keep in mind it may not be in APA Style. The key aspects to observe are who the authors are, the title of the publication and any other citation components. You may need to manually edit the citation in your Citation Management tool (Mendeley, Refworks, etc)


EXAMPLE: citation information is included for this article from the CDC website:

Suggested citation for this article(from site):

Hu EY, Ramachandran S, Bhattacharya K, Nunna S. Obesity Among High School Students in the United States: Risk Factors and Their Population Attributable Fraction. Prev Chronic Dis 2018;15:180122. DOI:

In APA  the second and additional lines would be indented, the journal name would be italicized and written out fully (Prevening Chronic Disease), the year would come after the authors within parentheses, and the DOI would still be included but without the letters DOI.




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The References

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