Welcome to the APA resource page. APA is a style of writing and formatting that is created and updated by the American Pyschological Association. APA style is most commonly used in the social sciences, nursing, and education.
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Note: The American Psychological Association maintains a page of supplemental materials that are referenced from, but not printed in, the actual manual. Recently, a list of corrections to the first printing (July 2009) was released online. Please refer to this list for corrections that might not appear in your version of the APA Publication Manual.
Examples in this guide are based on:
American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th Edition. Washington D.C.: APA.
Many citation sites that help students create bibliographies have not
For further APA guidance, see the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th ed, shelved next to the reference desk.