APA formatting and citation style
The APA (American Psychological Association) publication manual has become more and more popular in recent years and is the choice for written presentations in many institutions, especially those with science majors, not just those related to psychology. The latest version is the Sixth Edition. Chapter one of this manual focuses on ethics in publishing and spells out the best practices for compliance. Then it deals with manuscript structure and content and with writing clearly and concisely. It has its own guidelines for displaying results and for crediting sources. Like the MLA, it is very helpful to provide examples of the various forms required for citations, which are quite different from those in the MLA style manual. Also, it is helpful in spelling out the approach that needs to be taken when research is being reported. The APA manual is also specific about the citation of a source taken from the Internet.