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Technological Literacy Across the Social Sciences - SSCI101

APA Basics

APA style is an editorial style commonly used by writers and students in the Business, Nursing, and Behavioral and Social Sciences (including Education, Psychology, Sociology, Economics, and Criminology) disciplines.
Links on this page refer to guidelines from the most recent APA Style Guide, 7th edition. Please confirm with your instructor which edition to use. 

Resources for APA

Complete style guide with formatting guidelines and works cited entry formats:

For how to cite specific types of sources:

Print a one-page APA Citation Guide

Formatting Your Paper

The video below will walk you through how to format your APA style paper. Note that the list of citations at the end is incorrectly titled Works Cited. In APA format, it should be called References.


Formatting a Running Head

This video demonstrates how to format a running head and page numbers for APA format.