The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is widely used in behavioral and social sciences. Make sure to check your class syllabus or ask your instructor if you should use the 6th edition (2010) or the 7th edition (2019) for your assignments.
The Library will be updating its website with APA 7th edition resources as they become available. This will include content from Academic Writer, the APA's citation and writing tool (expected in August 2020), and a digital companion to our "APA Reference Guide" handout.
We also recommend the following resources:
Copies of the Manual (6th or 7th edition) can be borrowed from the National University Library. If you live outside of San Diego, you can request that a copy be delivered to your home address or nearest campus using our Books Direct service.
Academic Writer is the APA's own online resource for APA style. Once you've logged in, you can:
Click here to get started! Academic Writer will be updated for the 7th edition in late summer 2020.