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The APA Manual is the gold standard for writing, formatting and citation in the field of counseling.

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The APA maintains the APA Style website which provides numerous citation models that students can consult when writing their own citations. Scroll down the Reference Examples webpage to see the full menu of example citation categories.

More citation help:


Paper Editing Tip

MS Word has lots of useful templates to help you format your work, including an APA Style Paper template that follows the 6th edition of the APA Manual.

  • In Word, go to File > New
  • Search for the APA template (enter "APA" in the search box)
  • Select the APA Style Paper template

Use this along with the Word plug-in for either EndNote or Zotero to format your papers. For more information about these plug-ins, see one of the guides below (Related Guides).

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