APA is the style of documentation of sources used by the American Psychological Association. ... This form of writing research papers is used mainly in the social sciences, like psychology, anthropology, sociology, as well as education and other fields.
What’s New in APA Style—Inside the Seventh Edition of the Publication Manual of the APA (56 minute webinar)
The release of the seventh edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association ushers in a new era of APA Style. In this session, members of the APA Style team will discuss the seventh edition of the Publication Manual, highlighting key updates in each of the manual’s 12 chapters. The panelists will provide insights into the rationale behind many of the changes and advice for navigating the transition to seventh edition style. They will also address how students, faculty, and librarians can incorporate APA Style into the classroom and promote the teaching and mastery of the skills of effective scholarly communication. (October 24, 2019)
The seventh edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association streamlines the process of creating references in APA Style. It is now easier and more straightforward to create references for all works and to accurately and consistently attribute sources. Join members of the APA Style team as they provide an in-depth look at the simplified reference system by describing the rationale behind it, how to format references using it, and the ways in which references are easier to create because of it. The webinar will answer one of the most frequently asked Style questions: how to cite a work found online. The APA Style experts will use real-life examples to walk through the process of creating references for a variety of common webpages and websites, including ones with missing or hard-to-locate information, found via a database, and needing electronic source information (DOIs, URLs, and retrieval dates). (ACRL/Choice Webinar)
The seventh edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association and the Concise Guide to APA Style offer updated and expanded guidance on citing works in the text of APA Style papers. It is now easier than ever to write in-text citations and clearly and accurately attribute your sources. Join the style experts as they provide an in-depth look at the APA Style citation system, including how to create and format in-text citations for all types of print and online works, integrate source material into a paper, and cite at an appropriate level. The session will also answer some of writers’ most frequent citation questions: how to paraphrase versus directly quote from a work, how to cite long paraphrases from a single source, when to include a page or paragraph number in a citation, and how to cite when a work has no page numbers. This ACRL webinar will then provide hands-on practice implementing this information by showing examples of correct ways to format citations for paraphrased and quoted text and the opportunity to practice integrating sources and writing in-text citations
In this webinar, APA Style experts will show simple ways to set up student papers (typeface, line spacing, margins, page numbers, etc.), with an emphasis on how default word-processing software settings align with seventh edition style. The experts will then focus on the sections included in all student papers: title page, text, and reference list, with a brief discussion of tables and figures as well. They will walk through the elements needed for each section and then systematically address any needs for different typeface, line spacing, and alignment within those sections—for example, how those factors affect the format of headings, section labels, block quotations, and table and figure labels. The session will conclude with final steps for organizing papers and strengthening their overall quality and presentation. Guidelines for both student and professional papers appear in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Only the student-specific guidance appears in the Concise Guide to APA Style, which is designed for undergraduate writing, including student papers and other course assignments. The annotated diagrams shown during the webinar will also be available as free instructional aids on the APA Style website (apastyle.apa.org) after the session to allow students, instructors, and librarians to use them as they create their own APA Style student papers.