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APA - Publication Manual

Image of book cover of the APA's Publication Manual A thorough explanation of APA format may be found in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.  If you expect to be writing many papers in APA format, you may wish to purchase a copy for your own reference. More information about the APA Publication Manual can be found here:

*Many counterfeit copies of the 7th ed. have been reported. Here's where you can check to verify you copy is official:

APA 7th ed. Template & Paper Sample

The above template will be sufficient for most student APA papers. When required by your professors to also use heading levels, consult the official APA Style website: or pages 47-49 in the APA Manual.

*Sample papers: *Remember you will not be using the "Student" not the "Professional" version, unless your professor specifically requests it instead. 

How to Use the APA Template

This 6 minute video explains how to use the APA student paper template for (APA 7th edition) to maintain the built in formatting. 

APA Style

APA Style Links

APA Style Homepage

Style and Grammar Guidelines

Handouts and Guides

Sample Papers

APA Style Tutorials and Webinars

Back-To-School Resources for Students of APA Style: 2021 Edition


Academic Writer Tutorial: Basics of Seventh Edition APA Style-

APA Style workbook sample

 Research Article Activity


Paper Format

In-Text Citations: Author-Date Citation System 

Reference Guide for Journal Articles, Books, and Edited Book Chapters

How to alphabetize “a,” “an,” and “the” in APA Style references

Capitalization—Explains Title Case and Sentence Case

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