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APA Style (7th) Citations: Guide Home


Several disciplines and fields of study use APA style citations and you may be asked to cite in this style for your paper or assignment. Here are some helpful resources.

Student APA Style Papers

APA style 7th edition makes provisions for two types of papers: Student papers and Professional papers (i.e. aim is to publish your paper.) Typically, you will use a Student paper format. The main difference is there is NO "running head." 

Other style preferences or paper sections (i.e. abstract, methods, etc.) may vary based on your professor or assignment type. Be sure to read all directions in your assignment and from your professor.

See the below example from PurdueOWL for a student paper format:

Find Answers to Questions & Learn How to Cite with these resources for APA style

Quickguides (Provided by NCU & Academic Writer & created by the American Psychological Association)

Learn Basics of APA Style 7th Edition with this video tutorial.

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APA Style for Data Set Citations & References 
Example citations for various Data Set situations. Examples are for the References List. 

Data Set Reference

Learn how to format references for data sets, including publicly archived data sets used in secondary analyses or a researcher’s own data set being presented for the first time in the current work.

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Tests or Scale Citations & References 
Example citations for various Test, Scale, or Inventory situations. Examples are for the References List.

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