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Help with common issues and questions with APA 7th edition

Citation Styles Used at CSS




APA, 7th Edition Overview

This LibGuide has been created to help you use the American Psychological Association (APA) style guide, which is frequently used for the social sciences including education, management, psychology, and the health sciences.

This guide can help you with the more fundamental tasks including:

1. Reference Formats - examples and explanations for citing your sources in the various formats for your References list.

2. Formatting Your Paper - how to set up your paper including the margins, font, and your References list, as well as sample student papers.

3. In-text citations - also known as parenthetical and narrative citations - how to cite your references in the text of your paper.

4. EndNote - bibliographic citation software, which can help format your citations and is freely available for download to CSS faculty, staff, and students. NOTE: APA 7th Edition is now available in EndNote! 

5. Ethically Use Sources - information on the College's academic honesty policy and Turnitin, an online tool to detect where sources need to be cited


NOTE: This guide is in no way a replacement for the actual manual, which is several hundred pages long, and can be found in the Library on reserve or at a bookstore near you. Please consult the APA 7th edition manual for authoritative information in greater detail. Also, feel free to talk with a librarian for more help.

APA Resources


Sample Papers

Student Paper Title Page

Short Sample Student Paper

Long Sample Student Paper

This sample paper includes figures, tables, and appendices.

Other Resources

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