The American Psychological Association (APA) style guide was developed in 1929 by a group of academics who wanted to standardize the citing of sources in the social sciences. The disciplines that utilize APA style include social sciences such as Psychology, Linguistics, Sociology, Economics, and Criminology, as well as Business, Nursing, Education, and Library Science.
The most authoritative source on APA style is the APA style guide. It is available at UI Libraries:
It is difficult to talk about citing sources without discussing quoting and paraphrasing. Academic writing is a skill that is developed with practice. Paraphrase often, and quote sparingly and with impact.
This video is a presentation on APA Style by Education & Psychology Librarian, Kelly Hangauer.
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