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APA Citation Guide (APA 7th Edition): Welcome

What's changed on the new 7th edition of the APA Publication Manual? Check out a video and infographic on major changes, and a comprehensive overview of the update.

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What is APA Citation Style?

APA Style is a set of rules for research papers.

You must cite sources with an in-text citation in the body of your paper and in a full citation in the References List at the end of your paper.

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Check out Seneca Libraries' answers to common citation questions

APA Sample Paper:

Helpful Checklists and Guides:

Check out these quick tips for formatting your APA Style paper

Margins: Add 1 inch margins on all sides.

Header: Starting with your title page, add page numbers at the top right corner of the page. 

Line Spacing: Double-space your text.

Paragraph Alignment & Indentation: Indent the first line of each paragraph by 0.5 inch. Align your paragraphs to the left margin.

Recommended Fonts

  • 11-point Calibri
  • 11-point Arial
  • 10-point Lucida Sans Unicode
  • 12-point Times New Roman
  • 11-point Georgia
  • 10-point Computer Modern

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Notes: This citation guide is based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). The contents are accurate to the best of our knowledge. Some examples illustrate Seneca Libraries' recommendations and are marked as modifications of the official APA guidelines. 

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