APA (American Psychological Association) is a citation style commonly used in some, or most, social sciences. Please check with your professor to determine the correct citation style that is being used for your assignment(s).
The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, educators, and professionals in psychology, sociology, business, economics, nursing, social work, and justice administration, and other disciplines in which effective communication with words and data is fundamental.
Here are two general examples of citing sources using the APA citation style. For further detailed help, please refer to the APA Style Manual and/or the "APA Help" box.