APA

APA Style Resources

Many SLIS faculty require APA style. The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) is available through bookstores and is listed in the SLIS e-Bookstore. In addition, a few resources that provide helpful highlights and summaries are listed below.

Note: Sites not officially associated with APA may not reflect the most current APA style rules. The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) is the official style manual.

The Official APA Site

APA Style
www.apastyle.org/
Includes information on learning the basics of APA style and what's new in the 6th edition.

The July 2009 printing of the 6th edition of the APA Style Manual has a few errors, particularly in the sample papers. See these online resources for updates and corrections:

APA's list of corrections to the first printing (July 2009) of the 6th edition: http://supp.apa.org/style/pubman-reprint-corrections-for-2e.pdf

Sample papers (corrected versions of those in the first printing of the 6th edition):

Additional Resources

The OWL at Purdue
owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
An online resource written by David Neyhart and Erin Karper. There are 15 sections with topics such as an APA Overview; Avoiding Plagiarism; Documenting Electronic Resources; Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing; and many examples.

APA Style Essentials
www.vanguard.edu/psychology/faculty/douglas-degelman/apa-style/
Douglas Degelman, Ph.D.
Vanguard University of Southern California
Concise list of style rules for the entire research paper from margins and font to footnotes, references, and appendices.

Research and Documentation Online (Bedford/St. Martin's)
bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/index.htm
Web site to accompany the book by Diana Hacker & Barbara Fister.
Click "Social Sciences > Document Sources" to see the APA materials.

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