Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Important APA Style Resources
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association by
Publication Date: 2019-10-01
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.
Reference List and Sample Papers
Student and Professional Sample Papers
This page contains sample papers formatted in seventh edition APA Style. The sample papers show the format students should use to submit a course assignment and that authors should use to submit a manuscript for publication in a professional journal. Click the link above to access the sample papers
The paper format covers the formatting elements such as the order of pages, the title page setup, font, page header, line spacings, margins, headings, and paragraph alignment and indentation. Click the paper format link above to access the details of the paper elements.
Student Paper Checklist
Use this checklist while writing your paper to make sure it is consistent with the seventh edition APA Style. This checklist corresponds to the writing and formatting guidelines described in full in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.)
Reference With Examples
The most common categories and examples are presented here. Click the link above for more details.
Online APA Citation Style Resources
Purdue OWL APA Style
From the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) website:
"These OWL resources will help you learn how to use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation and format style."
American Psychological Association Website
This website contains resources that are related to in-text citation, references, and the mechanics of writing style.
Academic Writer Tutorial: Basics of Seventh Edition APA Style
This tutorial is adopted from the APA citation style and it is designed to help writers with the basics APA tools for writing effectively following seventh edition guidelines. This tutorial covers paper elements, format, and organization; academic writing styles; grammar and usage; in-text citations, paraphrasing, and quotations; tables and figures, reference list format etc. Click the link above for more details.
APA Style Guides and Checklists
The paper format covers the formatting elements such as the order of pages, the title page setup, font, page header, line spacings, margins, headings, and paragraph alignment and indentation. Click the link above to access the details of these elements