Welcome to Mount Carmel HSL's APA Primer, your online guide to formatting reference lists and in-text citations in APA format.
The following sections are designed to help you with specific questions about formatting citations in your papers.
Select the section that best describes your citation. For example, if you retrieved an article from an electronic database select "Electronic Sources" and then select "Article from an Electronic Database" from the list of examples.
You may exit the modules at any time and return if you need additional assistance.
If you need help using the new edition of the APA Manual, please refer to Sherry Hull's APA Manual Help Pages — 6th Edition.
- Your library keeps several copies of the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition on Closed Reserve in the library.
- The APA Style Blog and the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) will help answer many of your questions.
- The Frequently Asked Questions About APA Style page is also a good place to go to help clarify frequent areas of confusion.
Please keep in mind that the current edition of the APA Manual and your instructor have the final say. Bring the APA Manual and print outs from the APA Style Blog or OWL when you ask your instructor for clarification.