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What is APA?

APA is an abbreviation for the American Psychological Association style of formatting. This particular citation style puts emphasis on the date of publication as well as the author.


Additional APA Reading:

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Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association - American Psychological Association Staff
ISBN: 9781433805615
Publication Date: 2010
The APA Publication Manual's most current edition is the sixth edition.

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Pocket Guide to APA Style - Robert Perrin
ISBN: 9780495912637
Publication Date: 2011


What will you find in this Libguide?

This Libguide is meant to teach you the key parts of the APA style, as well as serve as a quick-reference guide for all of your APA needs.

What, When, and How to Cite teaches you how and when it is appropriate to add citation, and general information about quotations, paraphrasing, and in-text citation.

Specific Citation Rules gives you all the formatting information you will need for any type of source. Mouse over the tab to see a drop-down menu of pages for Electronic Sources, Periodicals, Books, Audiovisual Sources, and Miscellaneous Source Citation Rules.

Formatting Rules discusses how to make your paper conform to APA style. This includes details on margins, headings, and other structural details.

Avoiding Plagiarism definition and a note about the JCHS Honor Code.

APA Goodies is full of useful tools, resources, and handouts to help you master the APA format.

Need More Help?

Citing sources can be tricky!

Contact an APA Guru in the Learning and Writing Center for more help.

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