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Citation Guide: APA Style

A guide to creating citations for bibliographies and works cited pages

Websites for APA Style Citations

Many of these sites offer information about constructing in-text citations, as well as constructing citations for bibliographies and references lists: 


Do you already have the latest (6th) edition? 

APA has issued corrections for mistakes in the first printing.  You may wish to print the corrections and keep them with your Publication Manual.


MLA-style and APA-style guidelines change over time, especially for citing sources accessed electronically. This guide incorporates the most up-to-date information about how to cite sources correctly.

If you use a citation generator from a database or website, doublecheck, using this guide, to be sure the generator has used the current rules.

APA Style

 APA (American Psychological Association) Style is used in Social Science disciplines, like Psychology and Education.  Always consult your assignment or ask your instructor for the correct citation style to use.

Citations for Articles (from journals, magazines, and newspapers)

Citations for Books

Citations for Other Resources (like films, TV programs, radio broadcasts, research interviews, etc.)

Citations for Online Resources (including resources from library databases, websites, email, etc.)

For explanations and examples of in-text citations, as well as citations for other types of sources, refer to the most recent editions of authoritative texts:

APA Style Guide to Electronic References 
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Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
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