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We are thrilled to announce that the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association® (6th edition) is available in electronic format from two outlets: • RedShelf and • VitalSource. Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2017 at APA Style Blog
by Claire Merenda Most of us know what an adjective is. And many of us might remember learning about compound words, too. But what is a compound adjective? Compound adjectives are two or more connected words acting as one modifier... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2016 at APA Style Blog
Each fall we put together a “best of” post to highlight blog posts and pages that we think are helpful both for new students and to those who are familiar with APA Style. You can get the full story... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2016 at APA Style Blog
We are proud to announce the launch of APA Style CENTRAL, a learning, writing, research, and publishing solution developed for academic institutions by the American Psychological Association! Free trials are available today for institutions. Students and faculty: If you are... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at APA Style Blog
by Harris Cooper, PhD Harris Cooper, PhD, is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. He is the author of Reporting Research in Psychology and editor of the APA Handbook of Research Methods in Psychology. He was... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at APA Style Blog
Last weekend, we did something fun: At the American Library Association’s midwinter conference, in Boston, we gave librarians a sneak peek at APA Style CENTRAL! To get a glimpse for yourself, check out the video below! To receive additional updates... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at APA Style Blog
A few weeks ago, Emelie Milnikel and Hunter Zuk achieved landmark status. They were the first recipients of Superior Awards for APA Style, established by Grand Valley State University’s Advertising and Public Relations program to recognize outstanding student work. The... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at APA Style Blog
The word of the day is love. We love helping people write with clarity and concision. We love debating fine points of grammar and usage. And, we love that, more than 5 years later, you continue to ask us new... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at APA Style Blog
Have you ever searched in vain for an electronic reference example in the Publication Manual and on this blog, knowing that you've seen it somewhere? We thought so. Among the myriad APA Style questions we receive, the majority concern electronic... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2012 at APA Style Blog
Hi Ruth, Thank you for your comments on the article that is featured in our blog post by Onwuegbuzie, Slate, Combs, and Frels (2010). The article appears in the journal Research in the Schools, which is not an APA journal and therefore may have different formatting guidelines for figures. Thanks for your interest in APA Style.
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Hi Chris, Thanks for your question about italicizing web articles. For web content that is not easily categorized, we do not italicize the title and follow the format in section 7.11 of the Publication Manual (pp. 214-215): Author, A. (date). Title of document [Format description]. Retrieved from http://URL For an in-depth discussion of how to cite materials you find on a website, see our blog post at I hope this is helpful!
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by Timothy McAdoo You’ve probably heard that you should avoid secondary sources when possible. It’s true—if you find great information being quoted or paraphrased somewhere, it’s well worth your effort to track down the original source so you can read... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2010 at APA Style Blog
by Jeff Hume-Pratuch Recently, we’ve had a surprising number of inquiries about how to reference artwork in APA Style. The APA Publication Manual (6th ed.) has a section on audiovisual media (7.07, pp. 209–210), but it focuses mostly on audio,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2010 at APA Style Blog
by Timothy McAdoo One of our goals for this blog is to convey that following the guidelines of APA Style need not restrict your flexibility as a writer. Because of space limitations, many style points illustrated in the APA Publication... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2010 at APA Style Blog
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Mar 15, 2010