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APA (American Psychological Association) style

For sociology projects and essays, you're typically expected to use one of two styles: ASA or APA. If your professor asks you to use APA--the style of the American Psychological Association--then consult the following resources.  


The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition, published in 2020) is available at the Reference Desk under this call number: BF76.7 .P83 2020.  This is the authoritative guide for APA style.  


For a "cheat sheet" to APA style, refer to the Library Quick Guide for APA style, in two formats, MS Word or PDF.



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You can use RefWorks to organize references you collect while conducting research, cite the references in your essay, and compile a bibliography according to the citation style of your choice.  Open RefWorks to get started, or consult our RefWorks Guide for more information (including the Group Code for CSULA). 

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