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APA Style Guide

APA Publication Manual



                                                             Important Information About The New Sixth Edition APA Publication Manual:

The sixth edition of the APA Publication Manual was released July 2009 with numerous errors. The APA has made most of the corrections and have posted them to their website. In addition, the APA Style Guide to Electronic References has been added to the Publication Manual and it also available separately as an PDF. To access the Electronic Reference guide please use your Ohio ID and password to login. See links:

  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
    A link to information in ALICE about 6th edition of the manual plus a link to supplemental information from the APA Style web site. In some cases, older editions may be useful to review.
  • APA Style Guide to Electronic References
    Expanded and updated from the Electronic Resources section of the Fifth Edition of the Publication Manual, this comprehensive yet succinct style guide in PDF format offers up-to-date information on formatting electronic references in APA style. With more than 40 example references, the APA Style Guide to Electronic References outlines for students and writers the key elements to include in references to electronic sources, with numerous examples. 

    Among the new examples are dissertations and theses; bibliographies; curriculum and course material; reference materials, including Wiki; gray literature, such as conference hearings, presentation slides, and policy briefs; general interest media and alternative presses such as audio podcasts; and online communities, such as Weblog posts and video Weblog posts.

    This guide should be used in conjunction with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.