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The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the authority used by writers in the social sciences and some natural sciences.

 

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. (2010)
Cover of the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual
Unofficial: CSUF APA Citation Style (PDF) provides a two-page overview of some of the most common citation needs for both the in-text parenthetical documentation and the reference list. (Download PDF reader)

Official: APA Frequently Asked Questions and APA Style Help provide a few official examples and additional support from the APA.  For the most comprehensive coverage of APA style, including citation rules, please remember to consult the print APA publication manual.  A copy is kept at the Research Center (first floor of Pollak Library North) for in-library use.

 

 


The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed. (2020)
Cover of the 7th edition of the APA Publication Manual
Unofficial: This document tracks changes in the 7th edition, including appropriate references to the 6th edition.

Official: APA Frequently Asked Questions and APA Style Help provide a few official examples and additional support from the APA, including Style and Grammar Guidelines (which provides information on in-text citations and references, among other important topics) and Instructional Aids (which offers handouts and guides).

For the most comprehensive coverage of APA style, including citation rules, please remember to consult the print APA publication manual.  A copy is kept at the Research Center (first floor of Pollak Library North) for in-library use.


Also Available Online:
OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue University. Purdue University's OWL is an excellent source to use for any citation style, including APA.

 

ADDITIONAL NOTE
The APA provided information on available resources during the COVID-19 pandemic on this original post from the APA Style Blog as well as on the Tutorials and Webinars page of its website.