About This Guide
This guide was designed to introduce students to APA Style. It will outline basic formatting rules, provide you with some basic examples, and introduce you to RefWorks, a citation management software.
A Video Introduction
The GSSW's own Professor Kathleen McInnis-Dittrich worked with the Social Work Library staff on a 20-minute video introduction to APA Style.
The APA Style Manual
Both the O'Neill Library and The Social Work Library has several copies of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. We also highly recommend that you purchase a copy from the BC bookstore.
What is APA Style?
APA Style is a standardized format for writing that has been established by the American Psychological Association. It is generally used by students and scholars working within a behavioral science discipline.
Keep in mind that APA Style refers to:
- the format & structure of your paper.
- how you cite other authors within the body of your paper.
- how you compile a references page at the end of your paper.
Bookmark These Websites
We highly recommend that you bookmark these sites so that you can refer to them when you are writing your paper.