Writing@CSU Guide

Citation Guide: American Psychological Association (APA)

American Psychological Association (APA) style, used primarily in the social sciences and in some of the natural sciences, emphasizes the author(s) and publication date of a source. Writers who use the APA documentation system cite, or formally acknowledge, information within their text using parentheses and provide a list of sources, called a references list, at the end of their document.

This guide contains information on how to format the document, incorporate in-text citations, and develop the References list. This guide is far from exhaustive and for more information or resources on APA format, see the sixth edition of the APA Publication Manual or visit the Additional Resources page.

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[Guide Updated Jul 2017]

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