American Psychological Association (APA) style is commonly used for citing references in science and social science courses, such as Nursing, Psychology, Education, and Social Work. This guide is based on the 6th edition published in 2010.
This edition is shelved in the Ready Reference area behind the Library's Circulation Desk and may be used in the library (it can't be checked out).
The call number is READY REF WZ 345 P976 2010
Some of the changes in the new edition include:
To learn more about the changes made in the new edition, check out the "What's New" section on the official APA Website.
You may also want to check out the APA blog to learn more about such topics as using DOIs and citing specific sources.
Portions of this LibGuide have been copied, with permission, from the following institutions:
Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the APA 6th Edition manual.
Author-Date Citation System in Text (p. 174)
The conquest of pellagra is commonly associated with a single name: Joseph Goldberger (Bryan, 2014).
This entry in Reference list:
Bryan, C.S. (2014). Asylum Doctor: James Woods Babcock and the Red Plague of Pellagra. Columbia, SC: The University of South Carolina Press.
Double-space your entire paper, including the References list and any block quotes (pp. 229, 171, 180)
Recommended Typeface: The preferred APA typeface, or font, is 12-point Times New Roman. (p. 228)
Page Numbers and Running Head (p. 230)
Tip: Use the "header" function on your word processor to set up the page numbers and running head. Since the running head format is different on the title page than the subsequent pages, you will need to choose "different first page" within your word processor header function.
Give credit to all sources from which you have taken information, whether you have directly quoted, paraphrased, or summarized the author’s words. Failing to document your sources constitutes plagiarism.
See page 170 of the manual for more information about plagiarism.