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APA Help: In-depth Guide


This APA Help: In-depth Guide provides examples of many types of in-text citations and references you will need for your assignments, as well as information about formatting. If you need more information, please refer to the APA Style Manual (see below), or ask a library staff member.

What is APA?

  • APA (American Psychological Association) Style, one of the several methods used to cite sources in academic writing, is the preferred writing style of most Mohawk College faculties.
  • It includes rules on how you cite information within your paper, how you create the list of references at the end of your paper, and how you need to format your written work.


Some instructors may want you to only use APA Style to credit the sources of the information you reference. Others will require you to use all elements of the writing style. Check your assignment and follow your professor's instructions. If in doubt, ask your instructor what they expect.

APA Style Manuals

APA Style Links

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