APA (American Psychological Association) style is one of several different format dictating citation styling/formatting and is most commonly used for writing within the social sciences. The main resource for how to format according to the APA style is the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. The APA manual offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. While many sources provide information on how to cite and format according to APA, the manual is the primary source of information.
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This guide is meant as a general overview. For more in-depth help, please use the following resources, review the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, or contact an LPC librarian.