About APA style
American Psychological Association (APA) style is commonly used for citing references in student papers in science and social science courses, such as Psychology and Nursing.
The purpose of documentation is to:
- Identify (cite) other people’s ideas and information used within your essay or term paper.
- Indicate the authors or sources of these in a References list at the end of your paper.
This guide is based on the APA Manual (6th ed.).
Copies of the manual are located at 808.027 PUBL at all SCU Campus Libraries.
The best way to avoid plagiarism is to cite your sources.
"Plagiarism is defined as the act of taking and using another's work, including unattributed material in whatever form and from whatever source, as one's own." SCU 2010 Student Handbook - Rule 3.17 Plagiarism.
Plagiarism and Copyright online tutorial
Many thanks to the Red Deer College Library, for permission to use and adapt their APA Citation Style 6th Edition libguide.
The following sections provide you with information and examples that will help you to cite the sources that you come across during your research.
Please check the guide provided by your School, Department, or lecturer, as it may vary from these guidelines and you may lose marks for not conforming to your school's requirements.
APA's Official Resources
APA 6th Edition Guide
(updated 10 May 2013)
EndNote software helps you store and manage your references and create bibliographies.
Download the SCU APA 6th edn style from our EndNote LibGuide to match the APA examples we give in our APA LibGuide.
Suggested EndNote reference types using that style are provided for each example in this guide.