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Official APA Style Guide
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 7th edition. by The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition is the official source for APA Style. With millions of copies sold worldwide in multiple languages, it is the style manual of choice for writers, researchers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, nursing, communications, education, business, engineering, and other fields. Known for its authoritative, easy-to-use reference and citation system, the Publication Manual also offers guidance on choosing the headings, tables, figures, language, and tone that will result in powerful, concise, and elegant scholarly communication. It guides users through the scholarly writing process--from the ethics of authorship to reporting research through publication. The seventh edition is an indispensable resource for students and professionals to achieve excellence in writing and make an impact with their work. The seventh edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect best practices in scholarly writing and publishing. All formats are in full color, with a new tabbed spiral version Improved ease of navigation, with many additional numbered sections to help users quickly locate answers to their questions Resources for students on writing and formatting annotated bibliographies, response papers, and other paper types as well as guidelines on citing course materials Dedicated chapter for new users of APA Style covering paper elements and format, including sample papers for both professional authors and student writers New chapter on journal article reporting standards that includes updates to reporting standards for quantitative research and the first-ever qualitative and mixed methods reporting standards in APA Style New chapter on bias-free language guidelines for writing about people with respect and inclusivity in areas including age, disability, gender, participation in research, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and intersectionality More than 100 new reference examples covering periodicals, books, audiovisual media, social media, webpages and websites, and legal resources More than 40 new sample tables and figures Expanded guidance on ethical writing and publishing practices, including how to ensure the appropriate level of citation, avoid plagiarism and self-plagiarism, and navigate the publication process Guidelines that support accessibility for all users, including simplified reference, in-text citation, and heading formats as well as additional font options
Call Number: BF76.7.P83 2020
Copies available in Reference (1st Level), Reserve (Circultation Desk), and Main Collection (2nd Level).
Publication Date: 2019-10-01
Helpful Links to APA Style
The most popular resource for understanding APA Guidelines is the Online Writing Lab (OWL) from Purdue University. The links below will take you to different sections of Purdue's OWL. Pages are listed in order of usefulness to SRJC students.
APA Formatting and Style Guide from OWL at Purdue
This link takes you to the homepage for APA Formatting from the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University. It explains the general formatting of APA papers including general APA guidelines and major paper sections.
This page from OWL at Purdue explains how to include in-text references in your research paper. It explains the basics for composing in-text citations for a wide variety of situations you might experience. Once you go to the OWL link, look at the links on the left to find further details on in-text citation.
Reference List: Basic Rules
This page, also from OWL at Purdue, succinctly describes the purpose of the Reference list and explains formatting rules.
The Basics of APA Style Tutorial
According to the American Psychological Association (APA) website, "This tutorial is designed for those who have no previous knowledge of APA Style®. It shows users how to structure and format their work, recommends ways to reduce bias in language, identifies how to avoid charges of plagiarism, shows how to cite references in text, and provides selected reference examples."