Style Guide (APA)

APA Guidelines for Citations in Writing

American Psychological Association

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When you cite or quote specific ideas or wording in your papers, you will use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation style. The APA guidelines are found in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition. The manual is widely available in the reference rooms of libraries and in bookstores. Most papers in the field of social work are written in APA style. Usage of the APA style varies according to the university, academic division, and instructor.

The BUSSW APA Style Guide mostly provides examples of citation in the text of your paper and forms for the reference list. You should consult the manual or the SSW Writing Fellow if this brief summary is insufficient for other elements of APA style.