APA Style

APA style is based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). For complete information on APA referencing, consult the Publication Manual. For referencing online materials, refer to APA Style Guide to Electronic References.

APA style is an in-text referencing style and includes:

  • an in-text citation in your document to briefly identify the source you have quoted or paraphrased.
  • a Reference List for all in-text citations at the end of the document.

Sample references

Basic rules