This style is used in Psychology and in the Social Sciences.
The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association contains the offical rules and guidelines for source citation in APA style. As from 2010, the sixth edition comes into effect. Copies of this style guide are available at the library.
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Referencing in APA StyleAPA is an author-date system. Sources are cited in text with author name(s) and year of publication. The full citation is given in a reference list at the end of the text.
The example below shows how a digital journal article is referenced in APA style.
APA GuideThe library has compiled an APA Guide which contains (among other things) 30 examples of references in APA style. The manual is based on the most recent version of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, the sixth edition.
- Online course RefCite: online module on referencing and plagiarism
- The Basics of APA Style tutorial
- Online tutorial: APA Exposed
Manage your references with EndNoteEndNote is a program for creating, managing and using a personal database of bibliographical data.
With EndNote you can convert your references into a reference list in any desired citation style.
Sample papersYou’ll find a sample paper on the APA website which you can use as a guideline when writing you paper or thesis.
Questions about citing?Visit the office hours of the information specialists or complete the Question form online.