American Psychological Association (APA) style is a widely accepted style of documentation, particularly in the social sciences. APA style specifies the names and order of headings, formatting, and organization of citations and references, and the arrangement of tables, figures, footnotes, and appendices, as well as other manuscript and documentation features. APA style uses the author-date style of parenthetical referencing, with such source citations keyed to a subsequent list of "References." Also known as the Harvard Style.
The sixth edition of the APA style guide was published in July 2009. Many online guides have not yet been updated to reflect the changes in this edition. Be aware of what edition is required for your paper and what edition you are using.
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