Category Archives: APA style
The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, recommends a system of brief in-text citations that refer to a list of references (with full publication information) at the end of the paper.
Some of the formatting instructions that follow reflect APA’s preferences for manuscripts submitted for publication rather than for the final versions printed in its journals. Before formatting your final draft, find out if your instructor has different preferences from the basic APA guidelines that follow. These differences might include the indentation style of the reference list and whether italics can be used instead of underlining.