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Citations Guide: APA

Citation management systems that can store all your research as well as put all your references into proper format. Also covers the most popular style manuals.

Quick Guide

This section from the APA website provides a quick resource for citing references in papers using the 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2020).

APA Style Central Website - Quick answers for formatting and references

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APA Style

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.

DOI numbers are now required for APA citation if they are available.  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

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

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