Monday, August 24, 2009

APA 6th ed. Handouts now available . . .

Library Services has revised its handouts that are related to the American Psychological Association's (APA) style of citation. The revisions were made in order to correspond to the changes that were made for the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. The revisions are now available online and print versions will be available later this week.

As with the previous edition, the first printing of the manual contains—what are arguably—numerous contradictions, errors, inaccuracies, and oversights. The guides that the library has produced have tried to compensate for these variables as much as possible. As the APA clarifies the revised style over the coming weeks, months, and years, the library will modify its documents accordingly. Should there be any modifications to the guides, a notice will be posted.

To access the current version of the handouts in PDF format, select the following links:

To view other guides that the library produces, including the revised Modern Language Association (MLA) guides and Word versions (.docx) of the aforementioned guides, please click here.

For additional resources regarding the APA style, please browse the following sources:

  • APA - There are numerous resources including basic information, sample papers, tutorials, and more.

  • APA Style Blog - This blog posts weekly special topics on the APA style. There are often comments and responses made through this blog that will aid in clarifying details about the revised style.
To prevent any confusion between the 5th and 6th editions of the APA Publication Manual, the previous guides are no longer directly linked to from our Web site. If you bookmarked the previous guides, please update your links.

If you have any comments, concerns, or questions, please direct them to the Information Desk in the Vera Bracken Library (e-mail:

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