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APA Citation Style: Getting Started

This is a guide on how to use the American Psychological Association citation style. It provides examples of basic formats for sources using APA Style.

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Introduction to APA Style

This guide provides examples of basic formats for sources, using APA Style (second and subsequent lines are indented). Include as much information as you are able to locate from the resource.

In the bibliography, the first author's last name is listed first.  Resources are listed alphabetically by first author's last name. Citations are double-spaced.  For anonymous works, the citation is inserted into the alphabetical list using the first words of the title.

In previous editions of the publication manual, names of well-known, major cities could stand alone. The 6th edition requires the state abbreviation for US cities and the country for cities in other countries.


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