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APA Style Guide

Getting Started with APA Style

NEW 7th Edition Coming!

The American Psychological Association (APA) released a new edition of the Publication Manual in October 2019. Copies of the new Publication Manual are now available on library shelves. ALL Library and Learning Services handouts and guides, including this guide, will continue to follow the 6th edition rules, until September 2020.

To view the new edition, see APA: Style and Grammar Guidelines

About this Guide

This guide offers a variety of examples for the types of sources commonly used in academic assignments. Examples are based on our interpretation of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition. Capitalization and punctuation are important! Follow examples carefully.

Your professor may have different citing expectations than the rules outlined in this guide. Always check at the beginning of term and before starting assignments that the citing rules you are using are appropriate for your class.

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Tutoring and library staff can answer questions about citing your sources, and can help clarify citation rules. Our role is to help students learn how to cite. Students are responsible for proofreading their own citations.

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