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APA Style: Home


APA (American Psychological Association) style is a set of editorial standards so that papers would be written in a consistent format making them easier to understand across various disciplines and a multitude of authors.

This guide is not comprehensive.  See the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association and/or use the links provided in this guide for more information.

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Table of Contents

Here is what the APA Manual contains (sections in bold are particularly useful for student authors):

1. Scholarly Writing and Publishing Principles

2. Paper Elements and Format*

3. Journal Article Reporting Standards

4. Writing Style and Grammar

5. Bias-Free Language Guidelines

6. Mechanics of Style

7. Tables and Figures

8. Works Credited in the Text

9. Reference List*

10. Reference Examples*

11. Legal References

12. Publication Process

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