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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.
 
All guidelines and rules appearing in this guide are taken from the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition or the APA Style Blog.

Resources for APA

For complete style guides with examples of how to cite a variety of sources in APA, try:

To automatically generate citations in APA format, try:

Citation Machine: APA

Formatting Your Paper

The video below will walk you through how to format your APA style paper.

 

Formatting a Running Head

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