Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Sep 15, 2016     Views: 9777

APA Style, currently in its 6th edition, is a citation protocol established by the American Psychological Association.  APA is most often used in the disciplines of:

  • Social Sciences (including Psychology, Education, Sociology, Economics, Criminal Justice, etc.)
  • Business
  • Nursing

Be sure to check with your professor as to what citation style is required for each assignment!

What does APA Style include?

  • the format & structure of your paper
  • how you cite other authors within the body of your paper
  • how you compile a references page at the end of your paper

For more information about APA Style, please visit our APA Style guide or check out the books, web resources, and SNHU Online Writing Center video listed below. You may also want to contact the Learning Center (UC Students) or Online Writing Center (COCE Students) for additional information about APA Style.

Video Tutorials: 

Video tutorials on APA style including citing sources, formatting papers, and more are available via the Atomic Learning database. Please note: you will be asked to log in using your SNHU email username and password. 

APA Citation Examples: 

Helpful Web Resources:

These web resources may be helpful if you need additional information about APA Style. However, be sure to evaluate any sources you use--the Shapiro Library cannot vouch for the accuracy of information provided on external websites.

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