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Course Guide for Developing Human Potential - HBD5722

APA Style helps


If your teacher asks you to use the “APA Style” for your research paper or report, he/she is referring to The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. This book explains how to present the information in your paper using certain rules and guidelines for elements such as:


punctuation and abbreviations


selection of headings


citation of references


presentation of statistics


The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association may be purchased in a bookstore or may be found in the Library. The call number for circulating copies of this book is 808.06615 P96. If all circulating copies are checked out, you can use the reference copy (R 808.06615 P96). The Library owns copies of the 6th edition.


The following websites will provide certain information (such as examples of reference citations) on the APA style:


APA Style Authority:


APA Style Sample Paper:


Purdue APA Guide Home Page:


APA General Citation Format:


APA In-Text Examples:


APA Citation Guide with Auto-Citation Machine:


Preventing Plagiarism:


You may also want to consult the following books:


Writing with Style: APA Style for Social Work (808.066301 Sz71)


The World’s Easiest Guide to Using the APA (808.06616 Am15w)


Mastering APA Style: Student’s Workbook and Training Guide (R 808.06616 G281)


Concise Rules of APA Style (R 808.06616 C748)