What is APA Style?
APA Style, currently in its 6th edition, is a citation protocol established by the American Psychological Association. APA is most often used in the disciplines of:
Be sure to check with your professor as to what citation style is required for each assignment!
What does APA Style Include?
Citing Sources in APA: Books & Web Resources
The library provides access to resources like books, ebooks, and websites that can help you cite sources in APA style. Please visit our Citing Your Sources guide or explore the books and web resources listed below for help. You may also want to contact the Wolak Learning Center (UC Students) or Online Writing Center (COCE Students) for additional information about citing sources in APA Style.
Helpful Books from the Library:
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association by American Psychological Association Staff
The Bedford Researcher by Mike Palmquist
To find more books and ebooks about citing sources in APA Style, please search the Online Library Catalog.
Helpful Web Resources:
These web resources may be helpful if you need assistance citing sources in APA Style. However, be sure to evaluate any sources you use--the Shapiro Library cannot vouch for the accuracy of information provided on external websites.
Citing Sources in APA: Video Tutorials
Via the Atomic Learning database, currently enrolled SNHU students, faculty, and staff can access video tutorials that can help you cite sources in APA style. Please visit our Citing Your Sources guide or contact the Wolak Learning Center (UC Students) or Online Writing Center (COCE Students) for additional information about citing sources in APA Style.
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APA (6th Ed.) Research Paper Basics (Full Playlist)
Quick Overview of APA Style
The Title Page & Abstract
The Body of Your Paper
The Reference List
Examples of Sources Cited in APA
Visit these links to see examples of citing sources in APA. Check out the OWL at Purdue website for more examples of APA style formatting.
More Help Citing Sources in APA
Still need help citing sources in APA? Contact the Wolak Learning Center (UC Students) at 603.645.9606 or TheLearningCenter@snhu.edu or the Online Writing Center (COCE Students) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, all SNHU students, including online and evening students, enrolled in a writing intensive class may use SmarThinking--a free online tutoring service.
Alternatively, try one of these citation games or contact your professor for help: