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Online APA Resources

Academic Writer (formerly APA Style Central) 

  • Focuses on the application and proper use of APA Style, the leading writing style for the behavioral sciences and many other disciplines.
  • Includes tutorials, research and writing tools, and examples of how to use APA Style.

APA Style blog

  • The official companion to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition. It's run by the APA Style team.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) APA Style

  • Brief information about APA style created at Purdue University

Basics of Seventh Edition APA Style is a tutorial from the APA which is especially well suited for online learning.

Books on APA Style (7th Edition)

Quick Reference

Print book with one author

Author Last, Author first initial. (date). Title of book. Publisher. DOI (if applicable)


Wei, H., & Horton-Deutsch, S. (2022). Visionary leadership in healthcare: Excellence in practice, policy, and ethics. Sigma Theta Tau International.

Electronic/Online book

Author Last, Author first initial. (date). Title of book. [format (e.g. audiobook)]. Publisher. URL


Allard, B. L. (2019). Be inspired: A model for transforming care coordination with value-based healthcare. [ebook]. Sigma Theta Tau International.

Journal article

Author Last, Author first initial., & Author Last, Author first initial. (date). Title of article. Title of periodical, Volume(issue), Page numbers. DOI (if applicable)


Sogari, G., Velez-Argumedo, C., Gómez, M. I., & Mora, C. (2018). College students and eating habits: A study using an ecological model for healthy behavior. Nutrients10(12), 18-23.

Online newspaper article

Author Last, Author first initial. (Year, month date). Article Title. Publication Title. URL


Swarns, R. (2022, August 6). The search for a meaningful clue to the mystery of an enslaved ancestor. The New York Times.

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