Always refer to the APA Manual for authorized examples of citations.
Some of the citations in this guide are taken from the APA Manual; others are recommendations from Taft College and IRSC librarians.
A copy of this manual is available at the Circulation Desk.
The standard citation style guide book for the fields of business, education, health science, public service, and social science is the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, 2010. The American Psychological Association (APA) publishes the manual. We commonly refer to it as "the APA Manual".
Two types of citations are included in most research papers: citations within the text of the document and a list of reference citations at the end of the paper.
The APA Manual uses the author-date citation system for in-text citations.
The sources you use in your work are included as a separate list at the end of the paper. The APA Manual suggests using the title, References, for the list.
Publications take on many forms, but the basic components of an original research article include:
APA guidelines do not require headings for most sections. This guide is provided by the Taft College Library. Always ask your instructor for specific directions pertaining to your assignment.
APA Style Guide by Alexis Carlson Indian River State College is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Changes and additions to this guide by Terri Smith Taft College Library February 28, 2017 with permission. Based on a work at http://www.apastyle.org