APA Style Guide

Reference System for Psychology, Business, & Health
In-text Citation (Generic Example) Reference List Citation (Generic Example)
(Author(s), date) Surname, first initial. (date). Title. Source Title. Publication                                   specific details.

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OC Library APA Style Guide APA Guide to Electronic References
  • Short guide to APA citation
  • Common examples & basic citation rules
  • Follows 2009 APA Publication Manual, 6th ed., 2nd printing
  • Guide to citing electronic resources in APA. 
  • Available for personal use, not to be distributed.
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APA Manual Image Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed.

You should still consult the print version of the style manual in your campus library's Reference Collection for additional information:

BF 76.7 .P83 2009

The style manual from the American Psychological Association (APA manual) uses an author-date citation format. When citing sources in APA, regardless of the resource you are citing, you will likely need an author, date, title, source, and specific format information (such as a volume number, page numbers, a URL, publisher, etc.). The elements of the citation will depend on what you are citing (book, journal article, report, etc.) and the format (print, online).

Please consult the APA Manual in your campus library Reference Collection for additional information. For further assistance, visit a Librarian at the Reference Desk at your campus library.

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Revised March 15, 2016
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