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APA 7th Edition Citation Guide

Learn how to format essays and cite your sources using APA 7th Edition Guidelines.

How to Use this Guide

This guide covers how to format your essays, in-text citations and References pages in APA 7th Edition.  You can navigate using the tabs on the left of the screen.  If you want to know how to cite a specific type of resource (in-text or on your References page), skip directly to the How to Cite... page.  The sections of the guide are explained below:

  • Formatting Essays: Learn how to format your essays in APA 7th Edition.
  • In-Text Citations: Learn how to incorporate sources into your own writing using quotation, paraphrase and summary, as well as how to cite them using APA 7th Edition formatting.
  • Bibliographic Citations: An overview of bibliographic (i.e. References page) citations in APA 7th Edition.
  • How to Cite...: A quick-reference listing examples of how to cite a wide variety of sources in-text and on the References page.  
  • Avoiding PlagiarismTips for avoiding plagiarism.

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ATC's librarian is here to help you with:

  • Identifying and narrowing topics
  • Finding books and articles on your topic
  • CIting your sources in APA or MLA formats

If you have questions, stop by the Library or use the "Contact Us" box on the left to call, e-mail or schedule an appointment.