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What is APA?
APA (American Psychological Association) style is a set of guidelines commonly used for citing references and formatting academic manuscripts (like student essays).
APA Style uses the author-date citation system to cite references in text. The complete references for anything you cite in text are listed alphabetically in the reference list at the end of your paper.
This guide is based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition and the APA Style Guide to Electronic References, 6th edition.
While every reasonable effort is made to ensure that the information provided on this site is accurate, no guarantees for the currency or accuracy of information are made. It is your responsibilty as a student to check the accuracy of your citations according the criteria of APA style.