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Introduction & Overview

American Psychological Association (APA) Style Website 

The official APA website contains a wide variety of support materials for using this style in your writing process. The full edition of the APA Style guide is not free, but the support documents are freely accessible.

The Basics of Style shows users how to do the following:

  • structure and format their work
  • reduce bias in language
  • avoid charges of plagiarism
  • cite references in text
  • select reference examples
CSU APA Resources
  • CSU Citation Guide (PDF) - This tutorial is based on the 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) but is not a complete guide. For all rules and requirements of APA, please refer to the 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, which is available for purchase from the APA Style website. Should you have any questions, please contact the CSU Success Center by email at teamsucceed@columbiasouthern.edu or by phone at 1.877.875.0533.
APA Style Blog

The APA Style Blog is a great resource for citation information created by the APA experts. Information at the site covers the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition.

Examples

Individual References

*Note - When citing information from a database, use the DOI (digital object identifier). If no DOI is available, no retrieval information will be included in the reference. List the author, date, title, journal name, volume number, issue number, and page number. The name of the journal and the volume number will be in italics. The issue number will be in parentheses.

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