APA Quick Reference Guide

APA ThumbnailThe American Psychological Association (APA) recommends a reference and formatting style for many academic disciplines, in the social sciences and beyond.

If you’ve ever found yourself stuck on how to use this style for writing reports, articles, essays, or other projects, here’s a chart and example explaining the fundamental principles and guidelines.

Also, check out the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) site for more information in much greater detail.

Here’s the chart, good luck!

APA Style Basics Sheet


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