The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. (2010) is the authority used by writers in the social sciences and some natural sciences.
Unofficial: CSUF APA Citation Style (PDF) provides a two-page overview of some of the most common citation needs for both the in-text parenthetical documentation and the reference list
Official: APA Frequently Asked Questions and APA Style Help provide a few official examples and additional support from the APA. For the most comprehensive coverage of APA style, including citation rules, please remember to consult the print APA publication manual. Copies are kept at the Reference Desk for in-library use.
Also Available Online: OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue University(go to website). Purdue University's OWL is an excellent resource to use to look up any citation style, including APA.
Learn the basics for setting up an APA style research paper.
Click on the links below, to watch a tutorial produced by the staff at the American Psychological Association that covers the basics of setting up a research paper in APA style [official]. As well as a tutorial on the use of APA style created by the Harvard School of Education [Unofficial].
In each case, you can watch the entire tutorial or pick a specific segment. Each short segment guides you through a specific APA Style element.
Always check with your professor to find out if a specific APA style element discussed in this tutorial (e.g. double spacing, exact font requirements, a title page, or running heading, etc.) is required.