APA Resources

APA Style Guide

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition)

Available in print.



Using the APA Manual

When you are not sure how to format your citation, the first thing you want to do is identify what kind of source you’re citing.

Look at Chapters 6 and 7 in the APA Manual. The table of contents will give you a good overview of the types of sources covered.

If you can’t find an example for the exact type of source, remember that the purpose of citation is to allow readers to find and use your sources. Choose the closest example in the APA Manual and follow that format. You may need to combine different parts of multiple formats. For more information, see the APA Style blog’s advice.

APA Style website

Official website for APA Style. Contains tutorials, answers to FAQs, and other resources to help you improve your writing, master APA Style, and learn the conventions of scholarly publishing.

APA Quick Guide

EasyBib’s overview of how to cite common types of sources in APA format (basic structure and examples provided).

Citation Examples

Test, measure, or other research instrument
Part of a work (such as a chart, figure, or table)
The APA Style website has many other examples and explanations.


For further help, consult your professor and/or the Writing Center.