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Citations: Author Formatting

Author Formatting

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What is APA Format?

MPC Library APA 6th Edition Handout

APA stands for American Psychological Association.  APA Style is used to write papers and cite sources in the sciences such as nursing, psychology, and social sciences.
The purpose of citing sources is:

  • To avoid plagiarism.
  • To give credit to the original creator of information you used in your research paper.
  • To inform readers of the sources you used.

If you are asked to use APA format, be sure to consult the APA Publication Manual (6th edition), available at the MPC Library.


REF BF 76.7 .P83 2010
(Reference Stacks)

Warning!

Many of the MPC databases provide MLA and APA citation formatting, but these are not always accurate.