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This guide has been updated to reflect the 7th Edition of the APA Manual.

The 7th Edition was published in October 2019. A handout with the major changes in the new editions is linked below. See the APA Style page on our citation guide for resources on the 6th edition.

APA is the style and citation guide for NursingPsychologyCriminal JusticeBusinessHuman ResourcesEducation and other social sciences. 

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Common Reference Citations (7th Edition)

APA reference citations have four elements: authorpublication datetitle, and source. These examples are color-coded for your reference.

Journal Article
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year). Title of the article. Name of the Periodical, volume(issue), #-#, (if available)

Rawlings, D., & Tieman, J. (2015)Patient and care information: Can they read and understand it? An example from palliative care

          Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal58(2), 43-52.

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Copyright Year). Title of the book. Publisher. DOI or URL (if available)

Armenta, A. (2017). Protect, serve, and deport: The rise of policing as immigration enforcement. University of California Press.

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date). Title of work. Website Name. URL

Bologna, C. (2018, June 27). What happens to your mind and body when you feel homesick? HuffPost.

Name of Group. (Date). Title of work. Site Name (if different from author). URL

World Health Organization. (2018, March). Questions and answers on immunization and vaccine safety. 


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