The information on this guide was created using 7th edition APA Publication Manual
American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American psychological Association (7th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1037/0000165-000
APA or the American Psychological Association is an organization that publishes standards for academic research. Generally speaking, research in the fields of education, nursing, business, psychology, and social work follow these standards. The publication manual outlines the guidelines for formatting the paper, citing sources, grammar, and research reporting.
APA 7th edition is one standard for formatting research papers that provides consistency in look and citation. All writers need to cite or give credit to others' ideas. The APA citation style gives rules for properly giving credit where credit is due. This also allows readers to do further research without be bogged down by citation interruptions.
All academic research papers and presentations will follow a citation style. Use APA when the journal or professor requires this style or in fields like education, nursing, business, psychology, and social work. APA 7th edition is the most up to date edition released in Fall 2019. Please check with your professor regarding the edition to use.
In-text citation: (Author last name, Publication date)
Benjes-Small, C. & Miller, R. K. (2017). The new instruction librarian: A workbook for trainers and learners. ALA editions.
The following are some major changes between the 6th and 7th editions of the APA publication manual: