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APA Style Guide for Citations and Student Papers: Home

What is APA style?

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:

  • Creating citations and reference lists

  • How to format papers

  • Standards for things like punctuation and abbreviation

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, you can refer to the Publication Manual if you have more questions.

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