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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

Online APA Course

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

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
If you are required to complete the APA Course for class, use the links in your Moodle course.
Your instructor will not receive confirmation of completion if you access the course here.