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APA Citation

How to cite sources in APA style


Welcome to the Beeghly Library APA Style Guide.

Here you'll find information about citing books, periodicals, newspapers, and electronic material in your APA reference page, as well information about in text citation formats. The topics covered in this guide refer to the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual. This guide is designed to only provide the basics of APA Style. For advanced questions, consult the publication manual. For the most up to date information, you can also refer to the APA Style website.

(Note: The American Psychological Association maintains a page of supplemental materials that are referenced from, but not printed in, the actual manual. Additionally, a list of corrections to the first printing (July 2009) was released online. Please refer to this list for corrections that might not appear in your version of the APA Publication Manual.)

Hanging Indents

The reference page of a paper in APA style require hanging indents, where the first line of each citation is not indented and every line after is. The examples in this guide will not show the hanging indents because the software used to create it cannot support them. Remember to include them in your paper. 

Use the links below to learn how to create a hanging indent in Microsoft Word and Google Docs.

APA Style Manuals