In Social Science disciplines, the APA style is a set of standards for writing and documentation to help writers present their ideas in a clear, concise, and inclusive manner.
These standards are laid out in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, the official source for APA Style. As of 2020, the Publication Manual is in its 7th edition.
Find copies of the 7th edition at the Libraries. The APA Style website also offers:
Tip: Pay attention to the edition offered by citation generator and management tools, and choose accordingly.
Use any of these citation generators to quickly create citations.
Use with caution, though. Not all are 100% accurate. Some miss finer details like capitalization or punctuation. Proof the final citations according to a style manual.
The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) contains writing resources and instructional materials focused on the writing process, academic writing, mechanics, grammar, punctuation, and more.
Need help creating annotated bibliographies? Below are a few sources that help explain what should be included in the annotations: