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APA Citation Style Guide 7th Edition

Welcome to this Help Guide.

This Guide is for the 7th Edition of the APA Style Manual, The 7th edition was releases Oct 1, 2019. Check with your instructor as to which edition your course is using. 

6th Edition APA Style Guide

Purpose: Help CUW undergraduate and graduate students in Education, Psychology, Business, Science, and Health Sciences who use the APA Citation Style.

Help Available: The Writing Center is available to help with citation related questions and document formatting. Links are provided as informational sources only. The library does not check citations.

A copy of the APA Style Manual is available in Course Reserves (circulation desk) & Reference (short stacks) BF76.7 .P83 2020

How to Use this guide:  Click a tab to choose the appropriate information for your needs. Each tab contains a videos from the SNHU Academic Support Center.

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Web Resources
Purdue OWL  – comprehensive guide about academic writing & citing sources 
APA Style– Advice from APA about grammar, formatting, and writing style.
APA Style Click-Through Tutorial

References Quick Guide (PDF): color-coded sample article, book, and website citations.
Missing References Information: a chart detailing how to format references for items with missing information.
Reference Examples: sample references from common source types.

Citation Managers: Use a citation manager (like Zotero) to keep track of sources and generate citations to save you time. Simply check the citation for accuracy before using.  

Zotero Citations & Bibliographies

BEST Citation Generator: ZoteroBib
For best results use the ISBN or DOI when searching for the item.

Template: APA 7th Edition Paper Template
This template contains a title page, sample text with headings, and a sample references page.

Just need a quick explanation of references? Try one of these short videos instead.

Video Playlist on YouTube


Cite a Book

Cite a chapter in an edited book

Cite a Journal Article

Cite a website


This tutorial takes your through formatting documents in Microsoft Word for PC from the APA provided template.

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APA 7th Edition Paper Template

Title Page & Page Numbers — 2:05
Spacing & Font — 5:02
Body Paragraphs, Indents — 8:09
Abbreviations — 9:05
References vs. In-text Citations — 9:28
The References Page — 10:01
Dates — 10:40
Hanging Indents (References) — 11:35
Block (Long) Quotations — 12:39
Second-Level Titles (Headings) — 13:18




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1:07  Article References



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