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APA Citation Style, 6th edition

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

APA Publication Manual

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.

For excellent examples of just about anything to do with APA, try the OWL@Purdue site.

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 the OWL)