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A New Edition
The 7th Edition of the APA Style Manual was published in October 2019. Some professors may still use the 6th Edition. Please consult with your instructor if you are unsure which edition to use, and for course-specific citing requirements, such as including permalinks to GS resources.
Online Access to 7th Ed. Style Manual
American Psychological Association provides the 7th Ed. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association and other material to students through publishing services like RedShelf which allow you to rent the new style guide as needed.
You can rent access for one year through RedShelf for $31.99, or you can purchase "lifetime use" for $35.99.
APA Style Guides at Henderson Library
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association by The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition is the official source for APA Style. With millions of copies sold worldwide in multiple languages, it is the style manual of choice for writers, researchers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, nursing, communications, education, business, engineering, and other fields. Known for its authoritative, easy-to-use reference and citation system, the Publication Manual also offers guidance on choosing the headings, tables, figures, language, and tone that will result in powerful, concise, and elegant scholarly communication. It guides users through the scholarly writing process--from the ethics of authorship to reporting research through publication. The seventh edition is an indispensable resource for students and professionals to achieve excellence in writing and make an impact with their work. The seventh edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect best practices in scholarly writing and publishing. All formats are in full color, with a new tabbed spiral version Improved ease of navigation, with many additional numbered sections to help users quickly locate answers to their questions Resources for students on writing and formatting annotated bibliographies, response papers, and other paper types as well as guidelines on citing course materials Dedicated chapter for new users of APA Style covering paper elements and format, including sample papers for both professional authors and student writers New chapter on journal article reporting standards that includes updates to reporting standards for quantitative research and the first-ever qualitative and mixed methods reporting standards in APA Style New chapter on bias-free language guidelines for writing about people with respect and inclusivity in areas including age, disability, gender, participation in research, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and intersectionality More than 100 new reference examples covering periodicals, books, audiovisual media, social media, webpages and websites, and legal resources More than 40 new sample tables and figures Expanded guidance on ethical writing and publishing practices, including how to ensure the appropriate level of citation, avoid plagiarism and self-plagiarism, and navigate the publication process Guidelines that support accessibility for all users, including simplified reference, in-text citation, and heading formats as well as additional font options
Publication Date: 2019-10-01
Reporting Quantitative Research in Psychology by Reporting Quantitative Research in Psychology offers practical guidance for understanding and implementing the American Psychological Association's Journal Article Reporting Standards for Quantitative Research (JARS-Quant) and Meta-Analysis Reporting Standards (MARS). These standards lay out the essential pieces information researchers need to report, including detailed accounts of the methods they followed, data results and analysis, interpretations of their findings, and implications for future research. This new edition reflects updates to the original JARS and the MARS that meet researchers' developing needs in the behavioral, social, educational, and medical sciences. Author Harris Cooper analyzes examples from APA journals, offering readers easy-to-read advice for implementing these revised standards in their own writing while also conforming with the APA Style guidelines laid out in the sixth edition of the Publication Manual. New and expanded chapters offer more detailed guidelines for reporting statistical analyses and unique elements of different types of research, including replication studies, clinical trials, and observational studies. This book is essential reading for experienced and early career researchers alike, as well as undergraduate and graduate students in research methods classes.
Publication Date: 2018-07-01
What is APA Style?
APA (American Psychology Association) Style originated in 1929 to help provide a foundation for effective scholarly communication. Now, with million of copies sold worldwide in multiple languages, it is the style manual of choice for many researchers, writers, and students.
APA Citation style is primarily used in the social and behavioral sciences, as well as some natural sciences; business and communications; and other fields.
Disciplines using APA Style include:
- Political Science
APA Style and Grammar Guidelines
A convenient online resource from the APA that presents information about APA style as described in the Publication Manual, 7th Edition.
APA Style Blog
The official blog for APA Style from the American Psychology Associate that provides articles and entries regarding citations and announcements.
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Purdue University provides an overview and workshop of the APA 7th Edition Style Guide that introduces important aspects and helpful resources.
APA's 6th Edition Resources
With the publication of a new edition, it takes time to transition from one to the other. Some professors may still ask students to submit their papers using 6th Edition. Here is a list of resources for 6th Ed. from the APA Style Blog.
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