Citation Guide

NEW: APA Manual, 7th Edition

The 7th edition of the APA Manual was published in October 2019.

Please consult your instructor if you are unsure which edition to use.

Basic Overview of APA Style (6th ed.)

APA 

Every time you quote or paraphrase someone else’s work, you must indicate:

  • who wrote the work
  • what is it called
  • and where we (the reader) can find a copy.

You give us this information in two places:

  1. In the paragraph where you are quoting or paraphrasing. This is called a Parenthetical Citation because you will put brief information about the work in parentheses. Check out our guidelines and examples in the left-hand column.
  2. In the References page at the end of the paper. This is where you put all of the information we need to find a copy of the works you used in your paper. Check out our guidelines and examples in the left-hand column.