Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: May 19, 2017     Views: 10487

APA style, currently in its 6th edition, is a citation protocol established by the American Psychological Association. If you're using this style, there are rules for how your paper should be structured and formatted, how you should format in-text citations in the body of your paper, and how you should compile and present a list of references at the end of your paper.

APA is most often used in:

  • The social sciences (e.g. psychology, education, sociology, economics, criminal justice, etc.)
  • Business
  • Nursing


For more information about citing sources in APA Style, please visit our APA guide, contact the Learning Center (UC Students), or Online Writing Center (COCE Students). There is also a series of video tutorials available here that you may find helpful and the OWL at Purdue has a very helpful guide to APA style.

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