This guide follows the instructions of the 7th edition of APA's Publication Manual. For information on the 6th edition, see this page.
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: