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PN 115 Information Literacy Program

Introduction to APA Citation Style

In Nursing and many other disciplines, APA citation style formatting is used. You may find it is easier to use than MLA!

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides some of the best guidelines for compiling APA citations and formatting including a sample paper written and styled using APA formatting.

The SC4 library has a complete guide to APA Citation Style format if you need help or contact a reference librarian!



Examples of APA 7th edition citations


APA citation with elements identified


APA citation with DOI