APA stands for the American Psychological Association, and it provides rules for how to format your paper, cite sources in text, and cite sources in your references list. This guide will introduce you to the most basic rules that you will need to know. For a full list of the rules, consult the Publication Manual of the APA, 6th Edition. Copies are available at Smith Library and the Wanek Center Learning Commons. Librarians are always happy to answer your APA citation questions!
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