APA recently published a new edition of their Publication Manual.
Some of the changes include:
No longer include places of publication when citing books
No longer include database names or URLs when citing resources retrieved from library databases
Expanded coverage of online resources, including social media
Want to know more? See the APA's full list of changes in the seventh edition.
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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 Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.) published in 2020.
The following resources provide additional information and examples that will help you to cite your sources and format your papers using APA.
*Please remember to always defer to your instructor’s preferences regarding formatting or citation requirements.