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Citing Sources: APA

APA Citation Style

APA Manual, 7th EditionAPA (American Psychological Association) citation style is a set of guidelines that explains how to properly give credit to the books and other resources you use in your assignments.  

This research guide covers FIT students' most commonly asked citation questions but for more examples you can always look at our source, the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (sometimes referred to as the "APA Manual").

The library keeps two copies of the APA manual on the 5th floor of the library.  One is kept at the Access Services Desk and the other is on the shelf in the main stacks area. Both copies are for in-library use only.  We also have an ebook copy of The Concise APA Handbook : APA 7th Edition.

APA Video Tutorials

Need some step-by-step explanations? We turned our APA Research Guide into a YouTube playlist!

OneSearch Citation Shortcut

Did you know you can automatically do a citation in, OneSearch, our library search?

  1. When you see a book or article you would like to create a citation for, click the ellipsis (...) in the top right corner. OneSearch Citation Generator

  2. ​You will see a citation button pop up underneath. Click "Citation" then click "APA" as the format.  Copy and past the citation into your paper!

OneSearch Citation in APA


*Remember to double-check each citation!  Citation generators can be helpful and save time but since they rely on algorithms they often have mistakes in them!  Check that all the author's names are correct and check for capitalization errors.

Need More Citation Help?

confused studentCitations are tricky!  We've included examples in this guide to cover the most frequently asked questions but maybe you have one we didn't think of?  Or maybe you've read everything about citation and are still confused?  

Talk to a Librarian! 

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For help with in-depth writing and proofreading make an appointment with the FIT Writing and Speaking studio (It's free!) or visit their Student Resource Page.

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