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APA Elements of a Citation
Right-Click-Open in New Tab, to enlarge. American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1037/0000165-000
APA Citation Examples
Sometimes it's helpful to see a specific citation example to better understand the format. Citing a blog? Journal article? Tweet? Model your citation after a relevant example on one of these pages:
Common Reference Examples Guide
From the American Psychological Association, this guide contains examples of common APA Style references. Section numbers indicate where to find the examples in the Publication Manual of t he American Psychological Association (7th ed.).
APA Formatting and Style Guide
from Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL). View sample student paper for examples of APA formatting and citation.
APA Handouts and Guides
Student Paper Setup Guide
This guide will help you set up an APA Style student paper. The basic setup directions apply to the entire paper. Annotated diagrams illustrate how to set up the major sections of a student paper: the title page or cover page, the text, tables and figures, and the reference list.
Student Paper Checklist
Use this checklist while writing your paper to make sure it is consistent with seventh edition APA Style.
APA provides detailed guidance on each aspect of APA Style and Grammar at the following links: