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Writing and Learning Services: APA Guide


Getting Started

This guide was prepared by Writing and Learning Services and is intended to be an introductory guide for students using APA citation style. These guidelines are based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th edition, published in 2010, and the APA Style Guide to Electronic References supplement published in 2012. For other examples and guidelines, consult the APA manual or website at

If you would prefer a printable version of our guide in PDF format, you can access it here. For help with formatting your paper according to APA style using Microsoft Word, see our tutorial. The APA has also created a series of free video tutorials


MacEwan students should always check with their course instructors for any specific requirements or preferences that may differ from the standard APA guidelines presented here.

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