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APA Citation Style

This guide will show you how to cite your sources using the APA (American Psychological Association) citation style.

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American Psychological Association (APA) style is used in Psychology and related fields, including Business, Marketing, Education, Nursing, Social Work, Criminology and Communication.

This guide is based on the following sources:

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). (2009). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

APA Style Guide to Electronic References. (2012). Retrieved from

The APA Style Blog (


Note: Always be sure to check with your instructors to see if they have requirements that differ from those described in this guide.

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