Your professor has asked you to write an APA-style paper.
This means your paper needs to comply with a specific set of guidelines published by the American Psychological Association (APA).
APA guidelines tell you exactly how to cite your information sources and exactly how to format your paper.
You can break down this process into three steps:
Step 1: Create a APA References Page
Step 2: Generate APA In-Text Citations
Step 3: Format Your Paper in APA Style
The seventh edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association was released in October 2019. During the transition period, though, faculty may continue to use the 6th edition. This guide is for the 6th Edition.
For more APA Style, 7th ed., refer to our Guide on the 7th Edition or the the APA Style website: