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General Information

APA style, currently in its 7th edition, is a citation protocol established by the American Psychological Association. The library provides access to resources like books (like the Publication Manual), eBooks, and websites that can help you cite sources in APA style. You can also visit our Citing Your Sources guide or explore the many FAQs on how to cite sources in APA.

APA is most often used in:

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

Citation Format 

Books 

The general format to cite books in APA Style is below, for more information please consult the FAQ: How do I cite a book or eBook in APA style? (don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines).

Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of book. Publisher.

eBooks 

The general format to cite eBooks in APA Style is below, for more information please consult the FAQ: How do I cite a book or eBook in APA style? (don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines).

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of book. https://doi.org/10.xxxxxxxxxx

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of book. URL

Print Journal or Magazine Articles

The general format to cite print journal and magazine articles in APA Style is below, for more information please consult the FAQ: How do I cite a journal or magazine article in APA style? (don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines).

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal or Magazine, volume number(issue number), page numbers.

Electronic Journal or Magazine Articles

The general format to cite electronic journal or magazine articles in APA Style is below, for more information please consult the FAQ: How do I cite a journal or magazine article in APA style? (don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines).

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal or Magazine, volume number(issue number), page numbers. https://doi.org/10.xxxxxxxxxx

Websites

The general format to cite websites in APA Style is below, for more information please consult the FAQ: How do I cite a website in APA style? (don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines).

WebsiteAuthor. (Year). Webpage title. URL

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Further Help

This information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please be sure to speak to your professor about the appropriate way to cite sources in your class assignments and projects.

Campus Students

To access Academic Support, visit your Brightspace course and select “Tutoring and Mentoring” from the Academic Support pulldown menu.

Online Students

To access help with citations and more, visit the Academic Support via modules in Brightspace:

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