Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. (6th ed.). (2010). Washington, DC: Author. Ref. BF76.7 .P83 2010
Several non-circulating copies are available in the reference collection on Library North 2; circulating copies are available on Library North 5.
When you are required to write in "APA style," you are being referred to the editorial style established by the American Psychological Association. A style that many of the social and behavioral sciences have adopted to present written material. If you are unsure about how your paper is to be formatted, you should clarify with your Instructor.
Editorial style consists of rules or guidelines that a publisher observes to ensure clear and consistent presentation of written material. Editorial style concerns uniform use of such elements as
APA's style rules and guidelines are set out in a reference book called The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
© 2008 American Psychological Association
Use software like EndNote and Zotero to manage your sources - download citations from library databases; export the bibliography into your paper. Compare the features of some different citation manager programs here.
EndNote is a free download for GSU students, faculty and staff. It's a desktop application that runs on Windows or MacOS.
Zotero is a free Firefox plugin that easily saves citations from GIL and most library databases, as well as sites like Amazon and the New York Times online.
Both programs have Word plugins that automatically create bibliographies in the style of your choice.