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APA Style Guide

Introduction

This guide provides information on APA style writing, formatting, and citations. If you have a specific question that is not answered by this guide, contact your librarian for help. 

What is APA Style?

APA Style is the established writing conventions of the American Psychological Association and is used by professionals and educators in disciplines such as psychology, sociology, nursing, health sciences, economics, and business. 

APA Style provides standards for written communication in areas such as: document formatting, writing style, and citations.

Why APA Style?

Following APA Style will benefit writers by helping establish credibility as a researcher and author who understands the writing convention of the discipline. and will benefit readers by providing a formal structure throughout the document for them to follow and eliminating distractions in the language or formatting.