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About This Guide
This resource guide was designed to provide you with assistance in citing sources with APA 7th edition. To navigate this guide, click on the tabs above or the Table of Contents below. If you need help, please contact us!
Table of Contents
Overview of changes from the APA 6th edition.
Provides basics on setting up the paper with fonts, spacing, etc.
Provides information on the parts of the citation: author, date, title, source.
Examples on citing books and e-books.
Examples on citing articles.
Examples on citing films, podcasts, speeches, music recordings, online videos, interviews, and TV episodes.
Examples of various internet resources including websites, blogs, twitter, facebook, wikis, etc.
Provides a generic example and examples such as apps, artwork, court decisions, etc.
Provides information on the parts of an in-text citation. Also narrative, parenthetical, and combining citations.
The 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association was published in October 2019. Some departments and instructors may still be using the 6th edition. Please consult your instructor if you are unsure which edition to use.
Introduction to APA Style
The APA citation style is primarily used by disciplines in the business, social sciences, health, and education fields. The official guide is published by the American Psychological Association:
There are several official resources online to help you with APA:
Academic Writer Tutorial: Basics of the 7th Ed. APA Style
This tutorial has been adapted from the tutorial featured in Academic Writer, APA's tool for teaching and learning effective writing.
APA Style Tutorials & Webinars
Available from the APA website.
APA 7th ed. Purdue OWL
These OWL resources will help you learn how to use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation and format style.
APA Instructional Aids
Includes tutorials, webinars, handouts, and sample papers.
APA Style and Grammar Guidelines
The guidelines give you information about the paper format, grammar, bias free language, and using tables and figures.
APA Style Blog
The official blog for the 7th edition, answering and clarifying questions about APA.
APA Style Help at apa.org
Provides more assistance in using APA style. There are experts available by email.
Introducing the 7th ed. APA Style Publication Manual Video
This video is an introduction to the 7th edition APA style.
Introduction to Citation Styles APA 7th Video
This video introduces the purpose and basic conventions of citing sources in-text and in a reference list using the American Psychological Association (APA) Style, 7th edition, 2019. For more citation help visit https://apastyle.apa.org/
Official APA Homepage
An American Psychology Association hosted website with information on APA citation and related resources.
Quick Reference Guide [PDF]
Basic citing information for a book, article, and chapter of a book.
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