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Learn the intricacies of APA Citation Style. APA is the citation style used by the Health Professions, Sciences, and Social Sciences.

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This version will expire in Summer 2019.

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APA Citation Style

APA (American Psychological Association) is the most commonly used to cite sources for health sciences and social sciences fields. This guide, revised according to the 5th edition of the APA manual, offers examples for in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and your reference list or bibliography page.

Why should I cite my sources?

  • To demonstrate you have considered others' research.
  • To direct readers to additional information.
  • To establish credibility as a careful researcher.
  • To show professional honesty and courtesy.

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