APA (American Psychological Association) format, commonly known as APA style, is used to cite sources within the social and behavioral sciences. The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th Edition is the most current edition, which is available at the Reference Desk and in the Reference Stacks (both located on the Main level of the Library). The Manual is the definitive source for APA formatting, in-text citations, and the Reference List that appears at the end of a research paper.
The following links draw information from the Manual and provide explanations and templates for formatting and citation:
This guide provides numerous examples and templates for formatting APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Reference List.
This APA official website has functions similar to those in the Purdue OWL APA guide.
Here a few general notes about the APA's rules for citing electronic resources, as well as our advice for following them.
Online articles/reports from a library database or from the "free web" that have a DOI assigned:
Online articles/reports from a library database that don't have a DOI assigned:
Online articles/reports from the "free web" that do not have DOI assigned: