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Welcome to the University of Fairfax Writing Center

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 Style Guide | Evaluating a Resource

Style Guide

The preferred style guide for The University of Fairfax is The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, i.e., "APA Style."

For more information about what the APA style is and how to use it, please visit the library's APA Style Help Guide. There you will find information on what the APA style rules govern, how to use the APA style in your writing and research, and more. The guide includes specific examples of APA citations, document formatting, etc.

Evaluating a Resource

These guides and websites will explain everything you need to know about how to evaluate sources, how to determine what is a peer-reviewed source, as well as how to tell the difference between primary sources and secondary sources.