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This guide was adapted from the APA 7th Edition guide created by Diana Matthews, Librarian at Santa Fe College. Thanks to Diana for permission to adapt her content!
The 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association was published in October 2019. Some departments and instructors may still be using the 6th edition. Please consult your instructor if you are unsure which edition to use.
(*** Please view this What's Changed?summary for differences from 6th to 7th edition)
The APA citation style is primarily used by disciplines in the business, social sciences, health, and education fields. The official guide is published by the American Psychological Association:
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th Edition
The official handbook for APA style.
There are several resources online to help you with APA 7th Edition:
"These OWL resources will help you learn how to use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation and format style. This section contains resources on in-text citation and the References page, as well as APA sample papers, slide presentations, and the APA classroom poster."
The main navigation links will show you how to set up your paper in APA format, and how to properly cite a variety of resources, both in your references list and within your paper using in-text citations.