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American Psychological Association (APA) style is commonly used for citing references in science and social science courses, such as Psychology and Social Work. This guide is based on the APA Manual (6th ed.), published in 2009.

What is APA?

cover of APA style manualAPA stands for the American Psychological Association, and it provides rules for how to format your paper, cite sources in text, and cite sources in your references list. This guide will introduce you to the most basic rules  that you will need to know. For a full list of the rules, consult the Publication Manual of the APA (6th ed.).  A copy is available at the Center of Information desk for use in the library.

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