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Citations: APA Style

Learn what a citation is, how to read a citation and how to create APA, ASA, MLA, and Chicago style citations.

APA Writing Style

APA style is a commonly used writing style for formatting papers in many disciplines. Using a standardized format provides both the reader and writer with a common understanding of the layout of a paper and how to find cited sources.

It is helpful for students to consider APA style in 3 parts:

  • Formatting:  the layout of a paper
  • In-text Citations: briefly citing sources in paragraphs
  • Reference List: full citation information at the end of a paper

APA Style: Formatting

Use these links to help design your paper according to APA style:

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6th Edition

APA Style: In-Text Citations

Use these links to help you cite sources in the body of your paper:

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6th Edition

APA Style: Reference List

Use these links to help you create a Reference page to list citations to sources used in your paper:

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6th Edition

APA Publication Manuals in Memorial Library

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