The American Psychological Association is the largest organization dedicated to advancing the field of Psychology in the United States. The APA citation style is now used worldwide for citing sources used for writing papers in Psychology and other behavioral and social sciences. The goal of APA Style is to provide clear, concise, and accurate citations that do not distract from the content of the paper. The Purdue Owl’s APA Formatting and Style Guide is an excellent resource to use for building citations and writing APA formatted papers as it covers rules and examples for everything from in-text citations, the reference list, and general APA paper writing standards. Click the link below and scan through the left-hand sidebar to find citation rules for your paper.