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APA 7th edition

NorQuest College uses the 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

The purpose of APA citation is to:

  • Identify other people’s ideas and information used within your paper.
  • Document the authors or sources of these ideas in a Reference list at the end of your paper.

Check out our Learn to Research guide for step-by-step help on how to research, and these tutorials on formatting in APA.

This guide is not comprehensive. It is meant to address common questions that NorQuest students have.

Please visit and use the APA Style Website for more reference examples and detailed explanations, including:

Six Steps to Proper Citation

Intro to APA Online Course

This online course introduces essential skills and concepts to help you understand and apply the APA Citation Style.

If you are a NorQuest student required to complete the Intro to APA for class, use the link here to self-enroll in the course. You will receive a digital badge upon completion that you can share with your instructor.



To preview the parts of the course, please click on the linked images below.  Note that the preview site will not grant a completion badge.

Introduction Reference Citations In-text Citations Formatting & Proofreading
Intro to APA 1: Introduction course image Intro to APA 2: Reference Citations Intro to APA 3: In-text Citations Intro to APA 4: Document Formatting & Proofreading