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APA Style (American Psychological Assn): APA Style

Information on understanding and using APA style.

What is APA?

APA stands for the American Psychological Association.

  • Here at Adventist University of Health Sciences are types of styles used when writing a paper.
  • There are many different publishing styles -- APA, AMA, 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

More APA help