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Writing with APA Citation Style

This guide provides links to library and web resources for outlining, formatting, and citing research papers using the American Psychological Association (APA) citation style.

What is a Citation?

Citing or citation is a practice of documenting the information sources used in your academic work. This video explains what citation is and why we do it: 

Citing Works in Text Using 7th Edition APA Style

In-Text Citations

In-text citations appear in the body of your or paper. This video will show you the basics on how to create an in-text citation according to APA style.

This handout includes examples of in-text citations in parenthetical and narrative formats. Both formats supply the same necessary information but are formatted differently. You can download a copy of this document to use it as a quick guide to creating your in-text citations.

Links to Citing References In-Text

The links below provide information on creating in-text citations in APA style.

The following links provide examples of creating an outline to help organize your thoughts and check the flow of your paper and resources for formatting in APA style.