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(In an undergrad nursing course? You will need to make changes according to the department's formatting rules. See the info here and the document below.)

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.)


The manual outlines APA style, including the following guidelines:

  • how to format & structure your paper
  • how to cite within your paper
  • how to create a list of references at the end of your paper


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  • Chapter 1: Article types
  • Chapter 2: Formatting your document
  • Chapters 3-4: Writing Style
  • Chapter 5: Use of Graphics
  • Chapter 6: Citing
  • Chapter 7: Reference Examples
  • Chapter 8: Publishing
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  • All content on this guide comes from the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association and from the APA Style Guide to Electronic References.
  • Content that is to be typed in your paper is highlighted to differentiate it from other text. Do not highlight text in your paper.
  • All instructions are provided through the use of Microsoft Word 2010. Please note, steps may vary depending on the word processor you are using.

American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, D.C.: Author.