APA Style Guidelines

APA stands for American Psychological Association.  APA style is a set of guidelines for organizing, formatting and citing research in academic manuscripts.  It also establishes standards for how to prepare manuscripts for publication in certain disciplines.  It is most commonly used by writers and students of: social sciences (such as psychology, sociology, linguistics, economics, and criminology), business, and nursing. (Apa style workshop)  Occasional updates are made to APA style guidelines and published in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, which is in its 7th Edition as of October 2019.

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) is the go-to place for helping you properly cite your sources, both in-text, and in your bibliographies or reference list.  When writing for an assignment, make sure to check if there is a particular writing style you need to format your manuscript and citations in.  If APA style is required, you can jump straight to Purdue OWL's APA guidelines here: Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) - APA Style.  You can also browse the American Psychological Association website to order the manual online or check their Frequently Asked Questions.

(Below is an example of an APA style citation)

“Apa Style Workshop.” APA Overview and Workshop - Purdue OWL® - Purdue University,




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