There are two components to citing sources:

  • In-text Citations are used when paraphrasing or quoting an author in your assignments.
  • The References (APA) or Works Cited (MLA) page is the bibliography at the end of your assignments.

You are now able to access the APA Manual 7th edition for free online until April 30th. To access the book:

  1. Go to bookshelf.vitalsource.com
  2. Click create an account
  3. Make your accountusing your Humber email address
  4. Get the verification email and confirm your email address
  5. Search your title
  6. Click borrow book
  7. Voila! You will have access to the APA Manual

The 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) is now available. Copies of the manual are available at the North and Lakeshore libraries.

Humber Libraries and the Math and Writing Centre are working together to develop new support materials for faculty, staff and students, including an update to the APA in Minutes video series. We expect to transition to the 7th edition APA Style in time for the Spring 2020 semester.

For information about APA 7th changes, visit https://apastyle.apa.org/products/publication-manual-7th-edition.


APA Style (6th edition)

  • The Publication Manual of the APA is available at the reference desk. There are also circulating copies at BF76.7 .P83 2010.
  • Use our general APA Tip Sheet or the tips for business sources.
  • Read the formatting and style guidelines from the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL).
  • Watch our APA in Minutes videos for help with citing your sources.

    APA in Minutes videos

MLA Style

Other Citation Support

Citation Examples

  • APA and MLA guides from Seneca College.
  • APA and MLA tutorials from the University of Southern Mississippi.
  • Legal citations from Camosun College.

Citation Builders

Humber Support

Writing Centre

  • Staff at the Writing Centre are available to help you.
    • North campus: Room 3020, 3rd Floor LRC.
    • Lakeshore campus: Room F201.

For Faculty

APA Amazing Race

  • The Library created an APA Amazing Race package for faculty to use in the classroom.
  • The game require some time to put together but is really fun and works well to help teach APA in an interactive way.
  • Download the zip file from the Library website.

OWL Purdue Workshop

  • Purdue has created a very thorough online workshop to help students understand APA.
  • Access the workshop from OWL's new page.

Students can borrow the equipment listed below from the Library or Learning Commons. Bring your student card to the relevant desk to get the items.