American Psychological Association (APA) is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the sciences and social sciences.
**If you are not sure which citation style to use, please ask your instructor.
The purpose of documentation is to:
This guide is based on the APA Manual (6th ed.) that was published in 2009.
APA recently published a new edition of their Publication Manual
Some of the changes include:
To learn more about the changes made in the new edition, check out the "What's New" section on the official APA Website.
**The American Psychological Association has recently issued Corrections to the First Printing of the Publication Manual, Sixth Edition (July 2009).
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Citation Basics: Using APA Style
Learn how to properly cite your sources using APA, the citation style commonly used in the sciences and social sciences.
The following resources provide additional information and examples that will help you to cite your sources and format your papers using APA.