APA Style was developed by social and behavioral scientists to standardize scientific writing and has become the editorial style for papers, articles, and books in business, the sciences and the social sciences (psychology, sociology, education, etc.).
APA Style is used for:
When writing a research paper, you will be collecting information from a variety of library electronic, print, and media materials. The three most common resources you will likely use in your papers are books, journal articles located in databases, and web pages.