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Citation Styles: APA


APA Style is widely used in the social and behavioral sciences and has been adapted by many disciplines.

The rules of APA Style are presented in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association which is currently in its 6th edition (2010). 


Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association Cover


Copies of the most current print edition (6th, 2010) are available in the Reserve and Reference collections at the Bird Library. To use the print edition, take the call number (WZ 345 A512P 2010) for the title to the Service Desk. Reserve and Reference items are library use only, however, older print editions may be available for check out. 


The complete manual is not available electronically through the Bird Library but the American Psychological Association provides online access to a number of free, useful tools:


The resources below provide numerous citation examples and additional information about using APA Style: