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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:
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioural sciences. It provides invaluable guidance on all aspects of the writing process, from the ethics of authorship to the word choice that best reduces bias in language.
Other Online Resources
APA Style Guidelines
APA has posted guidelines for using APA style and have included many useful examples.
The Online Writing Lab from Excelsior College is a thorough resource regarding APA citations and academic writing.
The Purdue OWL has been the go-to resource for researchers and librarians for many years. It is still a good resource despite the advertisements (they partnered with Chegg).
You can easily capture a computer-generated citation from the library databases, InfoHawk+, and Google Scholar. I would also highly recommend this tool from ZoteroBib, a free, user-friendly, and accurate way to build a bibliography:
APA Style Video
This video is a presentation on APA Style by Education & Psychology Librarian, Kelly Hangauer.
Clicking on the arrow at the bottom of the video will allow you to jump to specific content.