APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the sciences and social sciences. Multiple copies of the latest edition (7th ed.) of the APA Publication Manual are available at the reference desk on the second floor of the library.
The following online sources provide APA guidelines on research paper format, citations, in-text citations and the reference page. Although these online sources provide guidelines based on the APA Publication Manual, refer to the actual published APA Publication Manual for accurate and precise formatting.
Confused about APA style? No problem! The tutorial linked below will get you started and teach you the basics:
The Basics of APA Style (6th edition)
This tutorial is designed for those who have no previous knowledge of APA Style®. It shows users how to structure and format their work, recommends ways to reduce bias in language, identifies how to avoid charges of plagiarism, shows how to cite references in text, and provides selected reference examples.