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Citing Information Sources: APA Style

Explanations, examples, and links to citation formats used in bibliographies and research papers.


The new Sixth Edition has just come out. For lists of changes, visit http://www.apastyle.org/manual/whats-new.aspx


The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association provides detailed guidelines for using APA style.

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Capitalization in Foreign Language Titles

When adding a title that is in a foreign languge, follow these basic rules regardless of citation style:

For German, capitalize the first word and all nouns.

For French, capitalize THROUGH the first noun in the title.

For Italian and other languages, capitalize just the first word.

(NOTE: Always capitalize all proper nouns.)

APA Style

For specific details and examples on citing sources within a paper and on creating a Works Cited page, mouseover the "APA Style" tab above and choose the appropriate subpage.

Additional Info

Additional information on APA style may be found at these websites:

Subject Guide