Thursday, January 10, 2013

APA citation style

The APA citation style is one of the most frequently-used styles for citing references. Devised by the American Psychological Association, it is commonly used in such fields as education, nursing, social sciences, plus psychology, as you'd expect. APA is one of the styles illustrated on our Citing Sources pages; these pages show you how to create citations for common sources like books, book chapters, journal articles, and websites.

You'll usually find APA among the styles displayed by databases that offer citation help for their indexed material. (If you don't find it, then the database probably is not offering ANY citation help.)

If you're citing an unusual source, we have a copy of the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (REF 808 P83) held on reserve at the Circulation Desk for in-library use.You can use the Manual to look up examples; and we're available to help you at the Reference Desk if you're stumped.


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