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Art and Art History: APA Style

APA Style

MHC Library Services provides assistance with APA Style.

For accurate APA Style, follow the rules of the APA in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). This manual is available in print at the Vera Bracken Library. Your instructor may have specific rules or formats for each assignment.

MHC Library Services APA Style Guide - This guide outlines the core rules of APA style and provides citation examples for a variety of different formats.

APA Style Blog

The APA Style Blog is the official companion to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition. It's run by a group of experts who work with APA Style every day. They explore what APA Style is and how it works in a variety of areas, including reference citations of every sort, grammar and usage, the publication process, and social media.

Two useful posts include:

  • The Generic Reference - The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is intended to be both explanatory and fairly comprehensive. Nonetheless, there is no way on earth it could set out examples for every possible type of reference. This post explains the basic building blocks—namely, the generic elements that nearly all references in APA style contain. These elements can then be adapted to your particular needs.
  • There's an Art to It - The APA Publication Manual (6th ed.) does not provide guidelines for paintings, sculptures, or more complicated installations. However, this post provides suggestions on how to best reference artwork in APA Style.