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APA citation: APA citation

APA Citation

The 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association was published in October 2019. Some departments and instructors may still be using the 6th edition. Please consult your instructor if you are unsure which edition to use.

Visit us in Library Annex (LX) 25 for more help or visit our APA citation guide.

APA Citation 7th edition links

APA 7th edition notable changes from the 6th edition - Video

APA Citation 6th edition  links

APA Format - Basic Examples (PDF) 

APA Style Videos 

Citing Legal Materials in APA Style

Purdue Owl APA Guides - Purdue OWL website

Detailed Overview of APA Citation Style Presentation

Reference citations in text- the basics

Reference citations in text - author/authors

References – examples for online sources

References – examples for print sources:

Articles - References Examples

Books - Reference Examples

Other print sources - References Examples

Sample Paper Example

Purdue OWL's APA Video Tutorial Series (Link will open into YouTube)

Best of the APA Style Blog (APA)

Guidance from APA on how to cite various types of resources, including:

APA Style Blob Interviews | APA Style Blog Social Media (Twitter, Facebook) | APA Style Blog Website materials  | APA Style Blog YouTube videos

APA Website - Learn APA Style

Basics of APA Style(introductory video tutorial from the APA)

Introduction to APA Style (PDF) 


Full manual available in the Library:

  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). Call no: BF76.7 .P83 2020
  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Call no: BF76.7 .P83 2010


Other Useful Sources

How to Write an Annotated Bibliography PDF

DOI Lookup (finding the doi for a citation)


How do I automatically generate APA Citations using library tools

  • Homepage search box - search for the title of your source, click the title to open the "full record," and on top of the record, click on the "citation" box. 
  • EBSCO -  click article title and then cite (on right side of a full record screen)
  • ProQuest -  click article title and then cite (on right side of a full record screen)