Version 7.4 Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this software under the terms of the LaTeX Project Public License, version 1.3c (http://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt). The current maintainer is Philip Kime (© 2017). This package is a biblatex style for APA (American Psychological Association) style compliant documents typeset in LaTeX. It implements a citation style (apa.cbx) and a references section style (apa.bbx). The styles are loaded just like any other biblatex styles but I wouldn't try to use the citation and references styles separately as they rely on each other, macro-wise, in places. In this document and in the code, the specific APA requirements are referred to by the section and (if appropriate) the example number of the APA Style Guide 6th Edition). You will need to be using csquotes >= 4.3 and biblatex >= 3.4 The biber backend for biblatex >= 2.5 is also required. This style will not work correctly if using bibtex as the backend for biblatex. If you want to take advantage of the biblatex \DeclareQuotePunctuation facility to enforce the APA required "American punctuation", you should use the babel package with the "american" option (see biblatex manual section |3.9.1|). You can of course use other languages but in such cases, to adhere to APA "American" punctuation rules (following commas moved inside closing quotes etc.), then you should set up \DeclareQuotePunctuation yourself as per section 4.7.5 of the biblatex manual. You can also use this with apa.cls version 1.3.4 or greater by using the "noapacite" class option to that class package (which prevents it from trying to use plain bibtex with the apacite package). Please refer first to biblatex-apa.pdf for the main documentation.
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