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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