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APA (American Psychological Association) was designed to advance scholarship by setting sound standards for scientific communications. The uniform style makes it easy to review articles for key points and findings.  It has grown from a simple set of rules to being an authoritative source on scholarly writing which spotlights the ideas being presented, not the manner of presentation. American Psychological Association. (2014) About APA style. Retrieve from


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Acceptable Abbreviations in the Reference List

APA Checklist

APA Style Reference Guide

Basic Citation Styles

DVUO APA Handbook

Five Levels of Headings

In-text Citation examples

Sample Paper


APA Live Session 1: Citing Sources: Quoting and Paraphrasing

APA Live Session 2: Citing Sources: Authors

APA Live Session 3: References: Books and Periodicals

APA Live Session 4: References: Electronic Sources

Using Mnemonics to Cite Journal Articles in APA