Citing Sources in APA Style
The American Psychological Association citation style is among the most widely used in academic institutions. For a research paper in psychology, education, or another social science, APA style will be the right choice for citing sources.
The definitive source for information on citing sources and formatting a research paper in any discipline is a style manual. For APA style such a manual is:
American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC. : American Psychological Association.
The manual is located in the reference section of the library. Look for it by its call number:
REF Z253.P83 2010.
APA style also has a website: www.apastyle.org. It should be consulted for updates on citation formats, especially for documenting electronic sources.
Please see these websites for additional information and examples of how to use APA style: