APA style 7th edition

The American Psychological Association (APA) style is an in-text referencing style and includes

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Reference types

Basic rules and in-text elements

APA style is based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). For more resources see Other APA style resources and Quick APA citation tools.


The 7th edition of APA was published in October 2019. Some departments and lecturers may still be using the APA 6th edition. Ask your lecturer or supervisor if you are unsure which edition to use.