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APA Style: About APA

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What is APA Style?


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APA Style consists of guidelines published within the 6th edition of The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

The APA style is used to cite sources when doing research in the social and behavioral sciences - psychology, sociology, anthropology, economics, and political science. 

Copies of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) are available at the campus libraries.

APA Style Central


We now have APA Style Central!


With this resource, you will be able to:

  • Understand the history and background of APA Style
  • Have help properly formatting your paper and the needed citations
  • Use unique research tools
  • Collaborate on a group project and/or connect with your professor



APA Style Central requires:

  1. an individual account
  2. access through the Library and Learning Commons link (under Useful Links  in myFSCJ)


Sign up for an account and access APA Style CENTRAL through this link.



Tip: If you go to the APA Style CENTRAL website without logging in, you will be taken to a login screen asking for borrower ID (this is your student ID or employee ID number) and password (birthday month and day).  

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