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APA (American Psychological Association) Publication Manual Tutorials and More: About APA Style Manual


This guide is created to help you use APA citation style accurately in your course work.  There are multiple citation styles that can be used including MLA and Chicago/Turabian.  You should consult your course instructor for the style required by your assignment.

Why cite? 

Appropriately acknowledging all contributions, ideas, data or works used in an academic work is required by the Rutgers University Academic Integrity Policy.

For tips on avoiding plagiarism from the start, review "Don't Plagiarize! Document Your Research" available from the Rutgers University Libraries. 

About the sixth edition of APA Style Manual

APA is the citation style used in course work in the Rutgers School of Communication and Information (SC&I).  

APA style manuals at Rutgers

  • Each of the Rutgers University Libraries Reference Desks has a print copy of the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (published in 2010) under the call number BF76.7.P83 2010.
  • Use the  APA Style Guide to Electronic References  [Rutgers Restricted] for information on citing items in electronic format. This resource is a revised and updated version of section 4.16 of the 5th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2001, pp. 268–281).

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