The 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association was published in October 2019 and is now the official source for APA style. But some departments and instructors may still be using the 6th Edition. Please consult your instructor if you are unsure which edition to use.
The APA citation style is primarily used by disciplines in the business, social sciences, health, and education fields. The official guide is published by the American Psychological Association:
The APA has developed a number of free resources to show you how to set up your paper in APA format, and how to properly cite a variety of resources, both in your references list and within your paper using in-text citations
This guide is adapted from the APA Guide created by Lawrence W. Tyree Library at Santa Fe College, Gainesville, Florida. The original guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.