(American Psychological Association)

APA (American Psychological Association) style is a commonly used format of style to cite resources. MLA is another commonly used style.

There are 2 parts to this style of citation. One is the in-text citation and the other is the reference list that goes at the end of the paper.

(i) In-text citation: When using the APA style citation, every quote or paraphrases text must be followed by the last name of the author and the publication date. This must be mentioned within brackets and separated by a comma. The full details of the citation will be included in the reference list at the end of the paper.

(ii) Reference list: This will go at the end of the paper and will contain all the details of the publication of the reference cited in-text. This had to be in a new page, centered and in alphabetical order. When multiple works by the same author has been cited, then this has to be ordered by date. The Referent must include the Author’s last name and initials, year of publication, Title of the source, Publisher location and the URL from which the reference was retrieved from.


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