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Basic guidelines for citations in APA.

Additional APA Resources

2020 Important changes from APA 7th edition

Scribbr. (2020, May 8). APA manual 7th edition: Most notable





This guide is based on the work done by Rob Synder at Bowling Green State University.

Thank you very much for permission to adapt!


Welcome to the APA resource page. APA is a style of writing and formatting that is created and updated by the American Pyschological Association. APA style is most commonly used in the social sciences and sciences.

Want to learn more? Choose one of the links below (or tabs above) to learn about how to cite a specific type of resource.


Note: The American Psychological Association published the 7th edition of their manual in October 2019. The 7th edition is to be used, unless requested otherwise by your instructor. This guide has been updated to the 7th edition.

APA Edition

Examples in this guide are based on:



Publication manual of the American Psychological Association: the official guide to APA style (Seventh edition.). (2020). American Psychological Association.

Many citation sites that help students create bibliographies have not updated their information to include the recent changes to APA style.

Check with your professors to see which version of APA style you should use for your classes.

For further APA guidance, see the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. 7th ed, shelved next to the reference desk.