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Communication: APA Citation

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What is APA Style?

APA  (American Psychological Association ) Style is widely used in the social sciences, business and some of the life sciences. APA Style uses brief in-text citations in the text that refer the reader to an alphebetical list of references appearing at the end of the of the work.  

Disciplines using APA include:

  • Psychology
  • Education 
  • Business 
  • Communication 
  • Political Science 

APA Plagiarism Advice

   Plagiarism: definition and how to avoid it from the APA. 

Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are covered in Sections 8.2–8.3 of the APA Publication Manual, Seventh Edition.

Additional Sources 

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 7th ed.

Online Resources

APA Style 7th ed. Instructional Aides

"The instructional aids on this page are intended for anyone looking to improve their knowledge of APA Style, particularly instructors looking to teach and students looking to learn APA Style. They include handouts, guides, and sample papers, all of which can be printed, downloaded, and used while writing your papers. They were designed by the APA Style team in conjunction with instructors; more will be added to the website as they are developed. "   APA website. Viewed 1/6/2020      

                     7th ed. Student Title Page Guide, APA Style 

                     7th ed. Abstract and Keyword Page Guide, APA Style 

                     7th ed.  Student Paper Heading Levels, APA Style