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APA Style Format / Formatting

In 2009,the American Psychological Association (APA) published a new Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 2009, 6th edition.

The following websites and information at those sites are based on the latest 2009, 6th edition. We know that many people like using the automated "citation machines" to create their citations. If you use those types of sources, PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL that the citation machines are basing their information on the latest information.

As with other years, the new Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association presents some rules that are open to some interpretation. As you visit different credible websites and handouts that help you cite sources according to the APA style, you might see some variations from source to source. PLEASE, ALWAYS REMEMBER that your teacher is the ultimate authority on the citations that you provide. The teacher's interpretation is what really matters. If you have any questions if your citations are correct, PLEASE check with your INSTRUCTOR.

We noticed at a couple of the following websites that they have saved space by not double spacing their citation examples. Please remember that when you type your citations for your APA references page, you NEED to DOUBLE SPACE the lines. You NEED to DOUBLE SPACE the lines.

Most of the following websites will give APA style format examples / samples for the use of APA quotations, APA italics, APA bibliography, APA references (works cited) page, APA in text citations, and much more on APA formatting.


The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL), located at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ is an EXCELLENT source for "all things writing." This site provides tips for developing a thesis statement, writing the paper, writing a resume, and much, much more. The main menu of the APA Formatting and Style Guide is located at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/. A lot of very helpful information on how to cite according to the APA style format manual can be located at this site, including an example /  sample APA paper.

The University of Maryland Libraries provides a number of very good APA style samples on how to use APA formatting, including in-text examples.
http://www.umuc.edu/library/libhow/apa_examples.cfm

The University of Arizona University Libraries presents APA style examples on how to use APA formatting.
http://www.library.arizona.edu/search/reference/citation-apa.html

 



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