In social sciences—like psychology, anthropology, and sociology—you may be asked to use the APA (American Psychological Association) style for documenting sources.

APA Documentation Workshop

View the Jones White Writing Center APA Documentation Workshop online.

Citing Books in APA

Citations for books have four main parts: author, date, title, and publication information (place of publication and publisher).

Citing Online with APA

A computer network, such as the Internet, provides access to material such as journal articles, newsletters, and even entire books.

The Reference Page

The Reference list provides information for readers who may want to access the sources you cite in your paper.

Practice Using APA Documentation

Take what you've learned up to this point and apply it in this short exercise.

Signal Phrases

When you choose to use quotations in APA style, make sure that they are integrated smoothly into the text of your paper.

Documenting APA Within the Text

The APA’s in-text citations identify a source by a name (usually an author name) and a year (for print sources, usually the copyright year).

When to Document

When and how to cite using APA documentation.

What is APA?

In this section we are going to look at how you can set up a paper in APA style. Specifically, we are going to look at citing books and journal articles within your research paper.