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old HIS 100 - Perspectives in History

Research guidance and example sources for HIS100 Perspectives in History research assignment.

APA Style


Example sources in the guide are cited in APA style, the citation style used in SNHU's general education classes. Turabian is often used in History classes. Pending approval by your instructor, you can use either style. Once you choose a style, be sure to follow it consistently. 

APA Style, currently in its 6th edition, is a citation protocol established by the American Psychological Association. This style was developed to ensure consistency and to provide style rules for scientific writing. 

APA is most often used in the disciplines of:

  • Social Sciences (including Psychology, Education, Sociology, Economics, Criminal Justice, etc.)
  • Business
  • Nursing

What does APA Style include?

  • the format & structure of your paper
  • how you cite other authors within the body of your paper
  • how you compile a references page at the end of your paper

For more information and examples, check out the Atomic Learning video playlist and other resources below. You may be asked to sign in with your SNHU email and my.snhu password when accessing Atomic Learning.