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Introductory Tutorials for MLA, APA and ASA Styles from UC Merced Library

An Intro to APA Style

UC Merced Library's Introduction to APA Style Tutorial

This tutorial is a brief introduction to the practices of attribution, citation, and APA 7th style. It should take you approximately 10 minutes.

This tutorial is intended as an introduction to APA style only. APA style is more fully explained in the APA Publication Manual, which you can find at:

Learning Objectives

As a result of completing this tutorial, you should be able to:

  • Distinguish between attribution and citation
  • Identify why we as scholars and students cite the work of others
  • Recognize the main parts of an APA 7th edition reference for journal articlesbooks, and edited book chapters

A Note for Faculty

Librarians can help you integrate this or any other tutorial in your course on CatCourses. Contact your Library Liaison for assistance!