This guide is a quick introduction to the American Psychological Association (APA) 7th Edition Style for citations, basic format, and sample annotated bibliography. Please be sure to consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 7th edition and/or the APA Style website for additional details.
There is a print copy available (call number is BF76.7 .P83 2020) at the Reference Desk, the Learning Commons Reference Collection and the third floor.
Most Notable changes from APA 6th edition to 7th edition
Publisher location is NOT included for book citations.
In-text citations from works with three or more authors is shortened from the first time mentioned to (Hernandez et al., 2020)
Include up to 20 authors in the reference.
DOIs need to be formatted as clickable URLs such as https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.1400256
Don’t include “Retrieved from” in front of a URL unless a retrieval date is needed.
For website citation include the website name, unless it is the same as the author.
Clear guidelines for citing media contributors that are not authors or editors.
Include as author
Host or Executive Producer
Online Streaming Video
Person/Group who uploaded the video
Citation examples are provided for different types of online sources including: podcasts, youtube videos, and social media posts.
Use the singular “they” as a gender neutral pronoun instead of he or she.
Clear format guidelines are provided for student and professional research papers.
More flexibility in font choices/size and include:
Lucida Sans Unicode 10
Times New Roman 12
The running head on the title page no longer includes the words Running head. It now only includes the title of the paper and the page number.
Student papers do not need to include a running head. (Unless specified from your instructor)
At the end of a sentence, use one space instead of two.
Alvarez, N. & Mearns, J. (2014). The benefits of writing and performing in the spoken word poetry community. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 41(3), 263-268. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aip.2014.03.004
Prior research has shown narrative writing to help with making meaning out of trauma. This article uses grounded theory to analyze semi-structured interviews with ten spoken word poets. Because spoken word poetry is performed live, it creates personal and community connections that enhance the emotional development and resolution offered by the practice of writing. The findings are limited by the small, nonrandom sample (all the participants were from the same community).
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