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Helpful Resources for the Seventh Edition of the APA Style Manual
Click on the links in the boxes below for information on, and samples of, how to set up your paper in the APA style format and how to create in-text citations and a list of references.
Resources from the American Psychological Association
Style and Grammar Guidelines of the APA Style Page of the American Psychological Association
Includes information on APA citation and related resources: in-text citations, references, grammar, punctuation, use of tables and figures, expressing numbers in words vs. numerals, etc.
Handouts and Guides of the APA Style Page of the American Psychological Association
Includes checklists and information on how to set up your paper, title page, & headings, how to create in-text citations, how to create your list of references, how to paraphrase and to avoid plagiarism, how to make transitions, and much more.
Tutorials and Webinars of the APA Style Page of the American Psychological Association
1) A Step-By-Step Guide for APA Style Student Papers (Tells you how to set up your paper in APA Style).
2) Citing Works in Text Using Seventh Edition APA Style (Tells you how to create in-text citations as well as how to paraphrase and quote your sources.)
3) Creating References Using Seventh Edition APA Style.
4) Navigating the Transition to Seventh Edition APA Style (View this if you are familiar with the Sixth Edition and want to know what changes have been made in the Seventh Edition.)
Sample Papers Formatted in the Seventh Edition APA Style
The option of the annotated PDF provides helpful highlights of specific aspects of the paper. For example, they point out the use of a short quotation, a block quotation, and a long paraphrase. Various examples of in-text, parenthetical citations and reference entries are highlighted.
Guide to What's New in the Seventh Edition of the Style Manual
Consult this if you are familiar with the sixth edition of the style manual and want to learn what is new in the seventh edition.
APA Style Blog
The blog is where the APA Style team explores the nuances of style guidelines and provides insights on updates in the seventh edition. Announcements about APA Style will also be included in the blog.
Resources from the Purdue OWL Website
The Purdue OWL website is the Purdue University Online Writing Lab. It contains lots of useful information on various aspects of writing. Below are links pertaining to the APA Style Manual.
APA Style Workshop Webpage
Introduces important aspects of the APA Style used to format research papers. The introductory material describes what APA Style is, why it is used, and who should use it. Following this, the resource provides links to some of the OWL's most helpful APA resources
APA Formatting & Style Guide
Purdue OWL's comprehensive informational webpage on APA formatting and style guide.
Click the links in the left column for additional information about APA other than what is in the right column.
In-Text Citations: Author/Authors
Covers more complicated situations than in the above basic link. Includes how to handle multiple authors, two or more works in the same parentheses, introductions of a work, personal communication, citing indirect sources, and more.
Click on the links in the left column to learn more about creating entries in the Reference List.
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Smarthinking Online Tutoring
The Smarthinking Online Tutoring service provides help with APA formatting and citing. To access Smarthinking
- Log into CougarTrack.
- Click on Online Course Access.
- Click on Resources and select Tutoring Services.
- Click on Smarthinking Online Tutoring
Stafford Library of Columbia College
Below are links to another library guide with information on the APA Style and to the catalog records of two books in our Ready Reference print collection. These two print books may be used only in the library.
The library's guide with general information on citing sources and with specifics about the APA style and other style manuals.