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Psychology Research Guide

APA Style

APA stands for American Psychological Association, a professional group that sets guidelines for citing sources in psychology, nursing, and other fields.

The guides below will help you with APA Style.

Use online citation tools!
Citing online articles can be a little tricky.
Get some help from your online search system!
Here's how:

  1. Use automatically-generated citations: Article database systems like EBSCO Host generate sample citations for their articles.
  2. Check your automatic citations: Automatically-generated citations often contain errors. Be sure to check them for accuracy using either your student writer's handbook, or an online tool like Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL).