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Citation Guides

Tools for formatting your citations and bibliography

American Psychological Association Style Guide

The APA citation style guide is created by the American Psychological Association.

The 7th edition of the APA style guide was released in 2019 and is significantly different from the 6th edition. 

Some instructors still require students to use APA 6th edition, other instructors have switched to requiring APA 7th edition.  

Check with your instructor to make sure you know which edition of the APA guide you are expected to use!

The BU Library has print copies of both editions:

APA citation style guide, 6th edition:  Second Floor, and Reference - First Floor, BF76.7. P83 2010

APA citation style guide, 7th edition:  Second Floor, and Reference - First Floor; Music Library; and University of Winnipeg Library - Reserves   BF76.7. P83 2020

The Writing Skills Specialists at the BU Academic Skill Centre have prepared several online resources to help you use APA and other citation styles:

APA Style Guides

There are many online sites with information and examples of how to use APA style: