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APA Guidelines

American Psychological Association (APA)

APA is the standards set forth by the American Psychological Association. Their mission is to create clear cohesive communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve peoples lives. APA style manual is the chosen standard for writers, editors, students, and educators in social and behavioral sciences because of the authoritative and easy to use reference and citation system.  

This Research Guide is intended to provide basic rules and tools for utilizing APA Style. 

APA Style has three main parts: 

  • Research Paper Format 
  • In-Text Citation 
  • Reference List 

Helpful Hint! APA Style format is just as important as citations.

Additional Tools 

Take a look at the LRC Writing Guide for more information and tools to assist you in presenting your research. 

Writing Guide