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APA (6th ed.) Citing Guide

APA examples are not exhaustive & focus on referencing & citations. Assistance from your professor and/or Writing Centre is suggested. The library is not responsible for errors, omissions, or interpretation.

APA 6th Edition

This guide is representative of the 6th edition Publication Manual of APA.

APA examples are not exhaustive and focus on referencing and citations. Assistance from your professor and/or Writing Centre is suggested for clarification.

Users are responsible for interpretation of APA style guidelines and to seek further assistance when necessary.

Effective October 1, 2019.


Georgian will be adopting the 7th edition Publication Manual of APA in September 2020. (posted February 24, 2020)

Acknowledgement & Sources

This citation guide was developed as an online citation resource for Georgian students in summer 2014. Regular updates and additions occur in between semesters. Please check back often.

Examples in the guide are based on APA 6th edition, and Cites & Sources

  • American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
  • Haig, J., MacMillan, V., & Raikes, G. (2014). Cites & sources: an APA documentation guide (Fourth ed.). Toronto, ON: Nelson Education.

We would also like to acknowledge the following resources & people consulted during the development of this guide:


Suggestions & Corrections

Students, staff & faculty who notice errors in the Citation Guide may submit a change request by emailing:

In your email, please include:

  • Name & URL of the page
  • Nature of the change (suggestion for missing content, correction to existing content, etc)
  • A screen capture indicating the problem, if possible
  • The change being requested
  • Any documentation that might be helpful/related ot the change

Cut off dates for change submissions:

In order to ensure consistency for faculty & students, updates, corrections & changes to this guide will happen only between semesters.

Please submit your request by the following dates to ensure it is considered for the next update:

Fall semester - August 8th
Winter semester - December 8th
Summer semester - May 8th

All requests submitted will be logged and if applicable, changes will be made during the next semester turn around.

Please Note

  • This guide is intended to help students prepare citations & reference pages for their assignments
  • These examples are not exhaustive; students should seek assistance from the Writing Centre and/or their Professor for specific or problematic references not covered here
  • The guide is based on APA 6th edition.

The library is not responsible for errors, omissions or problems of interpretation.

Need more help? Consult the Writing Centre or your Professor for more help

To ensure consistency for students, modifications to the guide and citation examples are made only between semesters.

Please contact if you have a recommendation or change for the next update.