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APA Citation Style

APA Publication Manual

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association provides detailed guidelines for using APA style. This style is common in the behavioural and social sciences (including psychology).

Details on the new (2019) APA Guide, 7th edition.

Copies of the Publication Manual of the APA are kept at the Mount Library on Reserve, at the Reference Desk and in the Reference shelves:
REF BF 76.7 P83 2010


American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Sample APA Paper

The APA template is also available in your Microsoft Word program

  • Open Word
  • Click File Tab
  • Select New
  • In the Search box (it says “Search for online templates”) type APA
  • Choose the APA 6th edition template

Video: Introduction to APA

Need More Help?

For additional assistance with citation styles, consult your professor or reference staff at the Mount Library. 

You can reach the Library by email: or by phoning 457-6250.  Please note: library staff will help you as much as possible but they may also refer you back to your professor.

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