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APA Format

What is APA Format?

APA Format is...

  • A citation format to follow when crediting sources in your papers
  • A style guide for formatting text, headings, title page, etc.
  • Published in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
  • Required by the Lesley University School of Ed. and GSASS
  • Preferred with MLA by Lesley College


Lesley Libraries' six-part series goes over all the nuts and bolts of using APA style. If you are new to APA, start here!

 Part One: An Introduction to APA Style

 Part Two: Getting Started

Part Three: Formatting and General Rules

Part Four: Reference List

Part Five: In-Text References (Part 1)

Part Six: In-Text References (Part 2)



APA Exposed 

Another helpful APA tutorial from Harvard University Libraries.


APA Publication Manual - 6th Edition