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APA Style for Writing: Home

This guide will cover APA format for papers.

What is APA Style?

Style guides help writers determine how to format their papers (e.g., the width of margins, font size and type, line spacing, etc.) as well as citations (i.e., documentation of sources used in research for writing).

APA Style is the official style of the American Psychological Association and is frequently used in fields like nursing, library science, and social sciences.

In APA, you must cite sources that you have paraphrased, quoted or otherwise refer to in your research paper.

Cite your sources in two places:

  1. In the body of your paper with an in-text citation.
  2. In the References list at the end of your paper.

Video: Formatting an APA Style Research Paper

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