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Citation Styles & Tools: APA Style

Quick help on citing sources and tools for storing and organizing sources.

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What is APA Style?


APA (American Psychological Association) Style is widely used in the social sciences, business, and some of the life sciences. APA Style uses brief in-text citations in the text that refer to an alphabetical list of references appearing the end of the work.

Disciplines using APA Style include:

  • Anthropology
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Political Science
  • Psychology

 This guide gives examples citations for the most common information formats used in APA Style, as well as links to other sources and examples. Examples are based on the 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

For examples of APA citations, check out the APA Example Citation Guide

For APA formatting guidelines, check out the APA Formatting Guide