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The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition is the official source for APA Style. With millions of copies sold worldwide in multiple languages, it is the style manual of choice for writers, researchers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, nursing, communications, education, business, engineering, and other fields. Known for its authoritative, easy-to-use reference and citation system, the Publication Manual also offers guidance on choosing the headings, tables, figures, language, and tone that will result in powerful, concise, and elegant scholarly communication. It guides users through the scholarly writing process from the ethics of authorship to reporting research through publication. The seventh edition is an indispensable resource for students and professionals to achieve excellence in writing and make an impact with their work. The seventh edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect best practices in scholarly writing and publishing. All formats are in full color, with a new tabbed spiral version Improved ease of navigation, with many additional numbered sections to help users quickly locate answers to their questions. Resources for students on writing and formatting annotated bibliographies, response papers, and other paper types as well as guidelines on citing course materials. Dedicated chapter for new users of APA. Style covering paper elements and format, including sample papers for both professional authors and student writers.
APA Style -- American Psychological Association
Used for Psychology, Education, and many other social sciences. Always use the style required by your instructor.
The following guides provide examples of how to write citations in APA format for specific sources including books, periodical articles, and Web pages.
Since the citation formatting provided in databases is often incorrect, these nicely done tutorials provides instructions for copying citation information from EBSCO, ERIC, ProQuest, PsychARTICLES, and Science Direct into MS Word and properly formating it in APA style. From Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.