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Occupational Therapy Research Guide: APA Citations Format

APA Online Official Guide, 6th ed.

APA Style Central for the 6th ed. - On this site, you will find tutorials, FAQs, and other resources to help you improve your writing, master APA Style, and learn the conventions of scholarly publishing.

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APA Style, 6th ed.

APA citation style refers to the rules and conventions established by the American Psychological Association for documenting sources used in a research paper. The APA Citation Style is often used for courses in psychology, education, business and other social sciences.

A free tutorial is available on the APA Website:

Basics of APA Style - comprehensive tutorial on the 6th ed., 23 minutes; click on left side menu of the tutorial to go to exact section you need help with.

DOI numbers are now required for APA citation if they are available.  For example, DOI:10.1177/0022042618759487. Otherwise, you should include the web address in your citation. For more information on how to find a DOI number, follow link below for a tutorial from the APA Style Blog: How to Find a DOI  

Examples of APA Style for a Variety of Resources

APA Citation Guide - from Purdue University Global.  Examples of in-text citations and references in table format, and links to other useful citation resources.

Online Writing Lab - from Purdue University. Lots of advice for writing, tips and examples on paper setup, as well as APA citations.

Guidelines for Writing in APA Style - From Southern Mississippi University. Lots of examples for print resources. Good outline for formatting papers and general guidance as well.

Writers Handbook - APA documentation style from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center. 

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