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APA Style – 7th ed.

The American Psychological Association (APA) Style is used widely in humanities and social science disciplines. APA provides comprehensive advice on the use of this style in its own publications:

  • Academic Writer
  • APA Publication Manual
  • APA Style blog. 

APA also publishes a wide range of other support resources.

Academic Writer

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Academic Writer is produced by the American Psychological Association to help support good referencing and writing practices. It contains information, tutorials, examples and writing templates.

Top tip: Check Academic Writer's sample references for guidance on referencing a wide variety of sources, including web sources and social media (151 sample references in all).

Open Academic Writer > Click Learn > Click Go to Sample References

Differences between APA 6th and 7th Styles


See all the differences between APA 6th and APA 7th in this chart from University of Auckland

Useful APA 7th Guides

Many universities have developed support guides on APA style which follow the APA principles and rules.  You may find the following useful adjuncts to APA’s own resources:

APA 7th ed. Style Guide

Available in print at the Library.

For online advice on referencing a wide range of publication types, see the APA’s Academic Writer.