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New APA 7th edition guide

by Jonathan Bloy on 2020-01-07T09:34:17-06:00 | Comments

Book cover, Publication Manual of the APA 7th editionIn October, 2019, the American Psychological Association published a new edition of the Publication Manual of the A.P.A. We've got a new guide for citing sources in APA Style 7th edition.  You can access that here:

What's new in the APA 7th edition?

  • Two separate guidelines for students using APA, and professionals using APA
  • Running head not required for student papers, simplified for professionals
  • In-text citations from three or more authors have been shortened to the name of the first author plus "et al."
  • Include up to 20 authors in a reference entry before names are omitted with an ellipses.
  • Always enter DOIs as a URL:
  • URLs can be plain text, or blue and underlined.  "Retrieved from" should not be included.
  • Book references do not need the publisher location.

Which edition should you use?

  • The library recommends you start using the 7th edition now, unless your professor or program requires you to use the 6th edition.

Print copies available

The library has several copies of the Publication Manual of the APA 7th Edition at the front desk, including one you can check out for a week.

Links to all of our citation guides

The Citing Sources page has links to all of our citation guides.  You will also find it in the footer of our website (under "Research").

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