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Psychology Research (Magness): Citing Sources (APA)

A guide to help students complete research assignments in Professor Magness' Psychology classes

About APA

American Psychological Association (APA) style formatting is commonly used in Psychology courses, including this class. APA is used to establish credibility in your writing. Anyone who reads your essays will be able to see where your research is from and if the sources are credible. The content below will show you how to format your essays and cite outside sources, both in-text and on the references page.

Valencia APA Style Guide

Choose the appropriate link below to visit APA Style Guides designed by Valencia College librarians!

In the Catalog

The APA Manual contains all the rules of using APA format - page specifications, citation specifics, and more. You can find a copy at any Valencia campus library.

Using APA Style

American Psychological Association (APA) style is a writing format used in Psychology. It dictates the format of a paper's cover page, abstract, body and in-text citations, and references used. The APA Style Guide is currently in its 7th edition (2020), so always double-check your sources to ensure they are using the most current rules.

Click the links below to learn how to cite some of the most common sources - both in-text and reference page citations are given:

How do I cite a book?

How do I cite a web site?

How do I cite an online video?

How do I cite the DSM-5?

How do I cite a journal article?

APA Sample Paper (Abstract is not required for Professor Magness' Classes)

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