APA (American Psychological Association) Style

In psychology, APA Style is usually the preferred citation style for bibliographies and in-text citations.  However, check with your professor to be sure this is the style they recommend for your work. Here are some tools for learning about APA Style:

Visit the UNM CAPS Writing Center for additional help with citations. 

Managing Your Citations

Citation manager software can help you manage the articles/citations/PDFs you gather as you research and can help you easily create properly formatted papers and bibliographies. The most popular citation manager software supported at UNM is:

Other similar tools are available, to learn more visit this University of Washington Libraries webpage. 

Please contact me, Liz Cooper (, for questions or assistance.  I am glad to meet with you one-on-one to learn how to use these tools.  

Citing Tests & Test Reviews

How do I cite a test in APA style?

Tests are usually cited in the same style as books.

Bracken, B.A. & McCallum, R.S. (1998).Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test. Itasca, IL: Riverside Publishing.

How do I cite a test review in APA style?

Two main resources for test reviews are Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) and Test Critiques. Test reviews from these sources are formatted similarly to chapters within an edited book. Note that you are citing the review, not the test itself. The test author’s name does not appear in a citation for the review.