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APA Manual 7th Edition


In the fall of 2019, the American Psychological Association (APA) introduced the seventh edition of the APA Publication Manual, which has replaced the sixth edition that was published in 2009. A libguide as been developed for the UST community with ready information on the new edition: http://libguides.stthom.edu/APA-7.

The APA libguide can provide you with key changes and features on the seventh edition. The publication manual provides guidance on how to format title pages, headings, direct quotations, bulleted lists, in-text citations, references and more.

APA is most frequently used by writers and students in:

  • Social Sciences, such as Psychology, Sociology, Economics, and Criminology
  • Nursing
  • Biology, Chemistry

Here are a few notable changes in APA 7th edition:

  1. The publisher’s location is no longer included in the reference.
  2. In-text citation for works with three or more authors is now shortened right from the first citation. You only include the first author’s name and “et al.”.
  3. There is no font requirement as long as the font is legible and consistent.

Please check with your instructor about which edition should be used for your work. Talk to your librarians for more information here!

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