The APA style is a manuscript format or publication manual developed by the American Psychological Association. It is used when writing papers and reporting sources used. Another commonly used format is the MLA style.
a set of rules and guidelines for citing references as well as preparing and submitting manuscripts for publication from the American Psychological Association. These rules are detailed in the Publication Manual of the APA (the most recent version is available in the reference collection.)
A bibliographic citation format outlined in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Available in the library. See http://www.farmingdale.edu/library/biblio.html fore more information.
A format for citations as defined by the American Psychological Association. This format is often used by those working in other Social Sciences than psychology. The APA Style Guide is available at the HIL Reference desk.
One of two main styles used in academic papers, the other being MLA style. APA style is established by the American Psychological Association. Information on this style can be found in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
As opposed to MLA style, APA style is the American Psychological Association format for citation of quotations, paraphrased information and any other ideas or material learned from another source. PLA essays are considered academic essays, and students need to acknowledge their intellectual sources in a recognizable format. Considered by many to be the "easier" style, APA is used primarily by those students majoring in the social sciences, business and communication.
American Psychological Association (APA) style is a widely accepted format for writing research papers, particularly for social science manuscripts and theses. APA style specifies, for example, the names and order of headings, formatting and organization of citations and references, and the arrangement of tables, figures, footnotes, and appendices.