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Psychology: Citing in APA 7

Important Note for Fall 2023

The library faculty do not advise that you rely on permalinks in Fall 2023. 

  • The library database authentication process is changing between October and November, so all URLs to databases, along with permalinks to articles, will be changing. 
  • Database links and permalinks to articles or eBooks saved in August and September will eventually stop working between October and November.
  • You will have to find articles again to find the new permalinks after November 30. 
  • We have no way of helping you find the articles again if you do not have any information about the articles, such as the titles. 
  • Instead of relying on the permalink alone, please fully download and/or email all of your articles to yourself this semester. 
  • If a link to a database does not work in this guide, please visit the full list of databases on the library website to find it in the alphabetical listing.

APA Style

APA style is usually used in Social Sciences and Psychology and is an author-date system. APA stands for the American Psychological Association.

APA Manual

Microsoft 365 Access

All Merced College students have access to Microsoft 365 (formerly branded as Office 365), which includes Word, through student email.


Introduction to Citation Styles: APA 7th ed.

APA Formatting Guide

"APA Formatting Guide” by Excelsior OWL is licensed under CC BY 4.0.

APA Activity

"APA Activity” by Excelsior OWL is licensed under CC BY 4.0.