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Combined APA and MLA Citation Guide

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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

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 website is another good source for learning how to format references from print and online sources as well as in-text citations.