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