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APA Style (7th ed.)

Learn more about the APA Style (7th ed.) rules

1. Welcome

Front cover of the 7th edition APA Style manualThis guide focuses on the style rules of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition) that was published in 2020. If you are looking for information on the 6th edition rules, please visit APA Style (6th ed).

In this guide, you can expect to learn more about:

  1. A general overview of the basics of the APA Style (7th ed.) rules
  2. Formatting
  3. Quoting and paraphrasing
  4. Citing resources
  5. Referencing resources
  6. Ordering the APA Style manual from the RRU Bookstore

There's a lot of information in this guide, and we have even more information available in WriteAnswers! If you don't find the answers to your questions in this guide, try searching WriteAnswers by keyword and/or look through the topics on WriteAnswer's home page. We've added lots of FAQs on the APA Style rules, so it's very likely you'll find the information you need!

Introduction to APA Style (7th ed.)

This video will provide you with an introduction to the APA Style (7th ed.) rules. The video will start automatically in browsers where autoplay of audio is enabled. If the video doesn't immediately begin, click the pause button and then click play. While the video is playing, click "Outline" to navigate through the presentation or "Notes" to see the transcript.

If you would like to return to specific sections of the video, please see below:

  1. Introduction (2:21)
  2. Formatting (3:09)
  3. Quoting and Paraphrasing (2:03)
  4. In-Text Citations (9:06)
  5. References (6:10)
  6. Conclusion (Resources and contact information; 1:44)
  7. Reference for the presentation (0:00)

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APA Style (7th ed.) Help Guide

The APA Style (7th ed.) Help Guide is a document you can download and read if you prefer reading to viewing a video. The document is formatted to the APA Style rules, so it also serves to provide examples of formatting. The only deviations from the APA Style rules are the document is set to 1.5 line spacing to make it less expensive to print.

Please note that this resource does not replace the APA Style manual; rather, it is intended to provide a general introduction to the 7th edition APA Style rules. The comprehensive source for APA Style (7th ed.) information remains the 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, which was published in 2020.