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APA Student Guide: APA Style

What is APA?

American Psychological Association (APA) style is used in Psychology and other Social Sciences.

 The purpose of documentation is to:

  • Identify (cite) other people’s ideas and information.
  • Indicate the sources of these citations in a References list at the end of your paper.

This guide is based on the APA Manual (6th ed.) published in 2009.

Frequently Asked Questions About APA Style

How do I cite my textbook in APA format?

How do I cite my textbook in APA format?

 

Each textbook at Bethel is different. Take a look at the one you have and choose which guidelines to follow:

One Author Textbook

Two Authors Textbook

Three or Five Authors Textbook

 

Organization as Author Textbook

Online Textbook
Follow the instructions above depending on how many authors wrote your textbook. Then add the correct information to show it was an online version as shown here. For example:

 

Bethel University. (2012). Awesome information. Retrieved from https://www.betheluniversityonline.net/

APA Introduction

APA Formatting for Word Document

This video will show you how to format a Word document in APA style. 

APA Formatting for Google Docs

This video will show you how to format a Google doc in APA style. Disregard the initial information about sharing your dropbox. 


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