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What is APA style?

APA style is a set of guidelines for written communications, such as research papers. These guidelines help writers standardize their papers so that they are easy to read and understand. As a college student, you are likely to be required to use APA style. Use this online guide to help you format your paper and citations.

APA style guidelines offer the following prescriptions:

  • Creating citations and work cited pages.
  • How to format papers
  • Standards for things like punctuation and abbreviation

Printable Quick Reference Guide

THE book

Here it is. This is the book where you can find an exhaustive accounting of all APA's guidelines for writing papers and for creating citations. While we hope you find what you are looking for on this guide, please refer to the Publication Manual if you have more questions.

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