Answered By: Laurie Bastien
Last Updated: Jan 07, 2019     Views: 583

The American Psychological Association (or APA for short) publishes The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, the most commonly used citation style within the social sciences. APA Style refers not only to how references should be cited, but also to how your paper should be formatted and other concepts related to writing a research paper.

The Library provides many sources to help you with APA Style, the largest of which is Academic Writer, a resource which has many different tools for researching, writing, and citing sources. The APA Manual of Style has sections incorporated into this program.  

See the links below for more information about APA Style rules and Academic Writer. 


  • Getting Started With APA Style

    Learn the basics of APA Style, including how to format a manuscript, understand the form and function of common manuscript parts, organize and express your thoughts clearly and precisely, employ the mechanics of style, use graphic elements effectively, credit sources and acknowledge the contributions of others, and construct a comprehensive and reliable reference list.

    Academic Writer

    © 2016 American Psychological Association.

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