PLEASE NOTE: This guide refers to rules from the 6th edition. The 7th edition was released in October 2019. Your instructor may wish you to use the 7th edition rules, that guide can be found here.
“APA style” refers to the American Psychological Association’s formatting rules for citing sources and overall formatting of research papers. APA style is used by many disciplines including Psychology, Nursing, Communication Studies, and Business.
This guide is a general overview of how to cite common types of sources using APA style. For more complex APA style questions, please consult the official APA formatting rules found in The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed.