The APA citation format was developed by the American Psychological Association, and is often used by students taking courses in the sciences and social sciences. If your instructor has asked that you use APA format, and you need help constructing citations, go to the Library's "Citing Sources" web page for assistance.
The NCC Librarians and Learning Center staff have collaborated to bring you a concise guide to using APA format, which contains examples based on the databases you will find at the NCC Libraries. To view this guide as a PDF file or to print it, click the link below.
1) The APA's Publication Manual has its own website, which includes video tutorials, samples of formatted pages, guidelines for APA-style punctuation and grammar, and a user's blog.
2) Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) has lots of helpful information about using APA style, including sample citations, video tutorials, and a tool that will automatically convert publication information into the correct format.