This guide provides examples of references cited according to the American Psychological Association (APA) style. Most examples and all guidelines are extracted from the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed., 2nd printing)
- To acknowledge intellectual debt
- To lend support to arguments by referring to authoritative sources
- To help readers verify your claims
- To show research done
Citation occurs in 2 areas in a written work.
- In-text Citation : Providing basic information on your source of reference in your text itself.
- Reference List : Purpose is to help readers find the references used in your text.
The American Psychological Association (APA) style guides and manuals below provide instructions and examples of how to create footnotes and bibliographies in research papers. Some include advice on grammar and punctuation, research methods, and guidelines on formatting the final paper.
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