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APA Style (American Psychological Assn)   Tags: apa, citation  

Information on understanding and using APA style.
Last Updated: May 30, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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What is APA?

APA stands for the American Psychological Association.

  • Here at Adventist University of Health Sciences we have selected to use APA style rules when writing a paper.
  • There are many different publishing styles -- APA, MLA, Turabian, Chicago to name a few. These styles each have "rules" to follow when publishing an article or writing a college paper.
  • The American Psychological Association uses the APA Style rules when publishing articles.


The library has many different resources -- in print and electronically that may assist you in better understanding the APA style. Many APA Internet links are on this Subject Guide.

Games to learn APA

APA Paper Template



Directions for typing the Running head can be found under the FAQs tab at the top of the page.

Why you Need to Cite Sources

APA Reference Websites

These have been ranked by most used and ease of use. Rules as stated by the official APA Assn are linked toward the bottom.


APA Style Book Resources

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APA style guide to electronic references [ebook]
Call Number: Online
ISBN: 9781433807046
Complement to 6th edition.

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Concise Rules of APA Style (6th Ed.)
Call Number: WZ 345 .C66 2010
ISBN: 143380560X
This gives concise rules for the 6th Ed of APA style. We have a copy in Reserve and in Reference.

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Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Ed.) - American Pscyhological Association
Call Number: WZ 345 .P83 2009
ISBN: 1433805618
This is the official "Bible" for APA style formatting. We have a copy in Reserve. This is the LATEST edition -- 6th.

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