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SWK 344: Research & APA: APA Resources

Everything you need for APA formatting

Online Citation Support

Online Citation Support

Writing Support Contact Information

Á.L. Jiménez and J.D. Harding 
Ángel Luis Jiménez
John David Harding

APA Style Blog

APA Style Blog

The American Psychological Association regularly maintains their APA Style Blog, a searchable repository of blog posts by APA staff addressing common questions and concerns about APA style. Each blog post also includes a comments section that gives the general public an opportunity to converse directly with APA experts. Check it out!

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

IMPORTANT: The American Psychological Association updated its Publication Manual in 2020. The resources linked on this page are in the process of being updated. Not every resource (for example, the Purdue OWL) has been updated to reflect changes introduced in the 7th edition. Updated resources are designated by the word Updated.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 

Publisher's Summary: "The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition is the official source for APA Style. With millions of copies sold worldwide in multiple languages, it is the style manual of choice for writers, researchers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, nursing, communications, education, business, engineering, and other fields.

Click here to view this item in the library's catalog.              Updated

APA Templates

APA Templates

 Click the above links to download two editable APA templates.  

These template follows basic APA guidelines; the first template adheres to the 6th edition's guidelines, while the second conforms to rules in the 7th edition. Not all professors have made the transition to using the 7th edition. If in doubt of which edition to use, contact your professor for clarificaiton.


APA Sample Paper

Sample Student APA Paper 6th Edition (Previous Edition)


Click here to view a sample student paper produced by the Purdue Online Writing Lab. This paper does not reflect changes introduced in the 7th edition, but it might be useful for students working with professors who haven't yet transitioned to using the current edition of the manual.




Sample Student APA Paper 7th Edition (Current Edition)


Click here to view a sample student paper produced by the APA. This sample paper includes annotations clarifying APA concepts (including some changes in the 7th edition) while also identifying their section location in the APA manual.




Changes Between APA 6 & APA 7

How to Format an APA Paper

Basic APA Tutorial Video

View this video (designed by Education Universe) for a tutorial on APA style.

How to Format Hanging Indents

Hanging Indent Tutorial Video

View this video (designed by RVCC) for a tutorial on formatting hanging indents.