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APA Citation Style, 6th edition & 7th edition

A guide to APA (American Psychological Association) style, 6th edition & 7th edition

APA Publication Manual (7th ed.)

7th edition!

The publication manual for the American Psychological Association is the authoritative source for APA Style.  Copies are available at the library reference desk.

7th Edition of the Publication Manual book cover

APA Publication Manual (6th ed.)

For the most authoritative information on APA Style, consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition. Copies are readily available at the library reference desk.








You can also consult the following online resources to help with APA paper and citation format:

APA Style FAQs - Helpful answers to frequently asked questions regarding citation and paper format.

Best of the APA Style Blog - Useful links and sample papers taken from the APA Style Blog

DOI and URL Flowchart - Use this online flowchart to determine when to include DOIs, URLs, or database information for your reference citations

Using the APA Citation Style Guide

Welcome to MCC's guide to help you with navigating the American Psychological Association's (APA) Citation Style. Copies of the APA Manual (6th edition) are available at the Reference Desk. The 7th edition is coming soon!

For an excellent free online guide, try the APA Style website. Or you can go directly to their References examples to get an idea of how various sources are cited.

Lansing Community College APA website is another fantastic source addressing how references from print and online sources as well as in-text citations.

To navigate this guide, choose from the following tabs on the left:

  • How do I Cite 
  • Free Citation Generators
  • Sample APA Papers (from APA Style)