APA 7th edition
In October 2019, the American Psychological Association released an updated, 7th edition, of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
This 7th edition includes several major updates.
A copy of the 7th edition is available at the Reserve Desk.
Useful APA 7th edition resources
|Purdue OWL||Links to formatting and style guide in 7th edition|
|Official website of the American Psychological Association (APA)||7th edition style and grammar guidelines|
|Academic Writer Tutorial: Basics of 7th Edition APA Style||An interactive tutorial for reviewing writing, grammar and style|
Major changes in APA 7th edition
Page Headers: For student papers, the page header consists of the page number only. No running head!
Government agency as author: When numerous layers of government agencies are listed as the author of a work, use the most specific agency as the author in the reference (e.g., use National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute rather than U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute). The names of parent agencies not present in the group author name appear after the title as the publisher.
Books: Do NOT include the publisher location.
E-books: If the book does not have a DOI and comes from a library database, end the book reference after the publisher name. The citation will look exactly like a print book's.
YouTube Video: Add YouTube to the citation.
Author Names in Reference List Entries
APA Word templates
Save some time by using preformatted Word templates from the official APA Style website. These templates have correct headers, margins, page numbers, font style and size, and hanging indents. Also includes a reference selection.
Click here to download an APA 7th Student paper template.
Click here to download an APA 7th Professional paper template.