|Note: This guide is for APA 7. For APA 6, see our archived guide|
APA is an author-date citation style. It is commonly used for Psychology, Nursing, Education, Business, and other areas.
Based on the 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, this guide provides general instructions and examples for citing a range of sources.
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This guide will help you format an APA Style student paper. However, it is for general guidance only. Depending on the requirement of your writing, different formatting specifications may be appropriate. If you are unsure, check with your lecturer. Always follow your lecturer’s instructions.