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COMS 350: Nonverbal Communication

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 

Citation Generators

The following free online citation generators can be very helpful in formatting your citations.

Note: the citations generated from these sites are not always perfect. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of your citations.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 7th Edition. Print Copies in the library

Instructional Aids from APA

"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


Online Resources. Find Help!

Citation Information via the Discovery and Database Systems

Articles found using the databases have formatted citations for various styles including APA. Look in the toolbar for the citation icon to access this information.

Step 1: Find the citation icon in the left-hand menu bar.
Article with Citation Icon on left menu highlighted.
Step 2: Find the APA citation from the list and copy it.
Article with APA Citation highlighted