APA is the citation style of the American Psychological Association. It is most commonly used in the Social Sciences, Business, and Nursing.
APA citations usually follow this format:
Contributors (Date). Title (Secondary Contributors). Publication Information.
Lastname, Firstinitial. (Publication Year). Title. (Edition, report or volume number if provided). City of Publication: Publisher.
Lastname, Firstinitial. (Year). Title. Journal Name, vol(issue), Page range. DOI: (if no DOI use Retrieved from URL; no period after URL)
Lastname, Firstinitial. (Date). Website Title. Retrieved from URL
When you're citing a source within your paper, you need at least two pieces of information:
You must also have a corresponding full citation in your references list.
Jones (2015) writes that libraries are at the center of the college campuses (p. 65).
Libraries are often considered to be at the heart of the college campuses (Jones, 2012, p. 65).