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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)

When to use other citation styles

Check your assignment!

  • Assignment outlines and/or rubrics usually specify what citation style you should be using
  • Check carefully
  • A citation style other than APA is sometimes required

Always check with your Professor for exact details and for clarification.


Some subject areas or courses may require you to use Modern Language Association (MLA) citation style. Here are some resources to help you with MLA citation.

Legal Citation

Please check with your professor to determine how case law, legislation, and other legal information should be cited in your assignment. If you're asked to use the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (a.k.a. the "McGill Guide"), you can consult the guide at most library locations.

University of British Columbia (UBC) Law - Legal Citation Guide provides examples of legal citations using the McGill guide (Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation)

Dalhousie University McGill Citation Style Guide