This guide is based on the APA Manual (6th ed.) that was published in 2010.
This guide based on a template provided by Red Deer College Library in Alberta, Canada.
The 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association was published in October 2019. The library has a copy on order. Most departments and instructors are probably still using the 6th edition rules. We will create a new guide with 7th edition changes in the near future. For now, you might want to refer to this guide by Santa Fe College to see what is new in the 7th edition:
American Psychological Association (APA) style is commonly used for citing references in student papers in science and social science courses, such as Psychology, Nursing, and Social Work.
The purpose of documentation is to:
The following sections provide you with information and examples that will help you to cite the sources that you come across during your research.
This guide is intended to provide some helpful examples and may not be perfect. For more detailed information, refer to the APA Manual (6th ed.) available at the Ask Here Desk in the Library, ask your instructor, or Ask Us.