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APA Style Guide

Guide to American Psychological Association Style

What is APA

Access the APA 7th Edition Publication Manual online. 

APA (American Psychological Association) is a set of guidelines for documenting sources and formatting papers. 


Reasons to use a citation format:

  • Giving credit to the authors and avoiding plagiarism
  • Show readers where you incorporated research and evidence
  • Unify the presentation of the information and convey professional communication skills