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Citing Sources: Citing Sources in APA Style, 7th Edition

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association : the official guide to APA style

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition, the official source for APA Style, was published in the Fall of 2019. Citing online material has become more common, the use of inclusive and bias-free language is increasingly important, and the technology used by researchers and students has changed; these changes are addressed in the 7th edition. 

Which APA Version to Select in RefWorks

There are many APA style citation versions to choose from in RefWorks.

We recommend that you use APA 7th - Sentence Casing, DOI: unless your instructor directs you to do otherwise.

What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is a way to cite, collect, manage, and organize your research papers, as well as collaborate with others. ​It is Iona College Library's preferred citation management tool. 

  • It helps you create MLA, APA, Chicago, etc. reference lists. 
  • It allows you to import citations directly and indirectly from Library databases and research websites, such as EBSCO, ProQuest, and WorldCat.
  • It enables you to share citations and lists.

For important detailed information and videos on using RefWorks, please visit the RefWorks guide.​

More Help for Better Research Papers

Citation Style Manual in Print

In-Text Citations

If the The APA Style ( website is not helpful on this issue, remember that it's best to refer to the APA Style Manual 7th Ed in print in the library. Reference citations in text are covered on pages 261-268 of the Publication Manual. 

You may refer to Purdue OWL In-text citations: The Basics.