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Biology: APA

General Information on Biology at Panola

APA: An Introduction

APA is published by the American Psychological Association.

The most recent editions of the APA Publication Manual are located in Reference and Health Science Reference.
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American Psychological Association. (2010).
Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. (7th ed.).
Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Disciplines Using APA




APA Resources in the Library

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APA Style Quick Format Guide

APA manual describes the style of writing used by the American Psychological Association (APA) when publishing journals. The APA Publication Manual can be found in the library.

APA Citation Examples

Basic format: 

Author name. (Publication date). Title of the book. Publisher name.

Example –

Shotton, M. A. (1989). Computer addiction? A study of computer dependency.

Taylor & Francis.

Basic format:

Author(s) name. (Publication year). Title of the article. Journal title, Volume(Issue no. if known), Pages.


Herbst-Damm, K.L., & Kulik, J.A. (2005). Volunteer support, marital status, and the

survival times of terminally ill patients. Health Psychology, 24, 225-229. Doi:10.1037/0278-6133.24.2.225

Basic format:

Author, A. A., & Author, B.B. (2005). Title of chapter or entry. In A. Editor,

B. Editor, & C. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pp. xxx-xxx). Publisher Name.

Author, A. A. (2023). Title of chapter or entry. In A. Editor (Ed.), Title of

book  (pp. xxx-xxx). http://www.xxxxxx


American Psychological Association. (2020). Scholarly writing and

publishing principles. In E. L. Ayubi (Ed.), Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.) (pp. 3-26).

Lastname, F. M. (Year, Month Date). Title of page. Site name. URL


Price, D. (2018, March 23). Laziness does not exist.


Basic Format:

Video Poster. (Date Posted). Title of the Video [Video]. YouTube. url of the video


A Nurse I Am. (2017, January 6). A nurse I am - Nursing documentary short [Video].


Basic Format for PP on Canvas:

Author. (Year). Title [PowerPoint slides]. Canvas@Panola.


Coleman, M. (2023). How to cite in APA [PowerPoint slides].


Basic Format:

Professor. (Year, Date of Lecture). [Lecture notes on topic]. College Department, Panola College.  Professor contact or department website


Coleman, M. L. (2023, August 25). [Lecture notes on citation]. Department of Associate

Degree Nursing, Panola College.


Coleman. M. L. (2023, August 25.) [Lecture notes on citation]. M. P. Baker Library, Panola College.

Both of these would be correct because Dr. Coleman gave the lecture for the Associate Degree of Nursing class but she also works in the library.

General rule:


(Author, Year, p. #)

Example: "M. P. Baker Library is the Best!" (Coleman, 2023, p. 1)

 APA Citation Examples

Below are links to examples of APA citation format.

APA 7th ed. - Google Docs

APA 7th ed. - Office 365

APA 7th ed. - Word