The new 7th edition of the APA publication style manual came out in October 2019!
There are some relatively significant changes to both how we write citations, and how we write using APA style. The TCC Library and the Writing Tutoring Center (WTC) offer APA 7 support and instruction.
If you have questions please ask. At least one of your library faculty, Melissa Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org), has a working knowledge of APA 7. And always, when you need help with research, work with a librarian at the Research Desk in the library, and when you need help with writing, work with a tutor at your Writing and Tutoring Center.
Last updated 2/13/2020
"APA style" is the citation style guide used in health and social sciences.
As the American Psychological Association (APA) states:
When editors or teachers ask you to write in "APA Style," they are referring to the editorial style that many of the social and behavioral sciences have adopted to present written material in the field. APA Style was first developed 80 years ago by a group of social scientists who wished to establish sound standards of communication. Since that time, it has been adopted by leaders in many fields and has been used by writers around the world.
Use the sites below to plug in the appropriate information and view your citation in APA format. Successful use depends upon entering correct information! Compare your results with an APA style handout available on this page.
While NoodleTools has transitioned to APA 7, Citation Machine is still using APA 6th edition. (2/13/2020)
Below is an example of how the two citation pieces fit together in APA style:
Gordon and Cui (2015) found compelling evidence suggesting that a person’s career outcomes in adulthood are more of a product of the quality of their childhood relationships with their parent(s), or other adult guardians, rather than the quality of the education they received.
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Gordon, M. S., & Cui, M. (2015). Positive parenting during adolescence and career success in young adulthood. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24(3), 762-771. http:doi.org/10.1007/s10826-013-9887-y
Here are some handouts (in both .docx and .pdf formats) featuring examples citations for sources you might find through TCC's Library and the Web.
Watch this short video (2 mins, 48 seconds) to learn how to create citations in APA style.
Source: "How Library Stuff Works: How to Write APA Citations" by McMaster Libraries, March 2015, Standard YouTube License.
Citing government documents or reports -- from local, county, state, and/or national government departments -- are cited a little differently in both APA and MLA citation styles. For government documents or data, in most cases the author will be the government department responsible for compiling or publishing the data/report/document.
Click the links below for good guides, with examples, for how to cite Census data, tax forms and other government documents.
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