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If you are new to APA Style, take some time and explore this guide. You will find a lot of useful information. However, if you need information fast, try these commonly used quick links.
The American Psychological Association has been producing style rules for publication since 1929. Over the past sixty years the rules have changed to incorporate new standards and practices. This guide is based on the Publishing Manual of the American Psychological Assiociation, now in it's sixth edition. Page numbers and quotations found throughout this guide refer to this publication. Only the most frequently used examples are included here. For a more comprehensive discussion of APA style, please refer to the Publishing Manual of the American Psychological Assiociation, found at the Reference Desk in Buley Library. Help with citing and creating reference lists is also available at the Campus Writing Center.
For those of you familiar with the 5th edition of the Publishing Manual of the American Psychological Assiociation, there are a some major changes in the new edition.
American Psychological Association. (2010). Publishing Manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
New to this edition of APA is the inclusion of digital object identifers. Watch this video to find out more about them.
Note: As of March 2017, APA has changed its recommended DOI format from doi:... to https://doi.org/.... Both forms are acceptable, but the https form is preferred. The https: URL can be a live URL or not by author preference.