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APA Basics

APA Basics is a quick run-down of the basic rules of using APA. Included in this guide is information on how to: write an abstract; format headings; cite information in-text; and construct your References page.

Online Resources: APA Tutorial and Official APA Citation FAQs

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Take 20 minutes to learn everything you need to know about writing an APA-style Research paper.

View the free Basics of APA Style Tutorial

This tutorial is designed for those who have no previous knowledge of APA Style®.

It shows users how to structure and format their work, recommends ways to reduce bias in language, identifies how to avoid charges of plagiarism, shows how to cite references in text, and provides selected reference examples.


Frequently Asked Questions About APA Style: Citations

APA's Publication Manual, 6th Edition, provides complete style guidelines and should be consulted first in all matters concerning APA Style®, but these FAQs will help clarify frequent areas of confusion. You might also want to search the APA Style blog.