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The APA Style is a writing style developed by the American Psychological Association (APA) that is used in many disciplines. The APA is one of the three most used styles here at EGCC. The following are some resources that can help introduce you to APA style.
If your major uses the APA style, we recommend bookmarking the APA Style website and obtaining a copy of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association by APA. These resources contain the official APA standards and procedures for the APA Style.
Looking for the Old APA page, find it here: https://egcc.libguides.com/general-writing-help/APA-old
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association by
Publication Date: 2019-10-01
Print copies are available at the Library and Information Commons. Due to licensing restrictions, no Library eBook copies are available of this title.
Getting Started with APA Style
Learn the basics of APA Style with the following tutorials and videos. Many of the following resources are produced by the American Psychological Association. These resources in addition to some others that we found particularly useful can help you develop a better understanding of the APAwriting style, citation requirements and paper formatting.
This guide has a number of subpages that will explain the various elements to the APA Style. Feel free to read through the entire APA Guide or use the following links to jump to a section.
APA 7 Templates & Sample Paper
APA 7th Ed. Student Paper Google Doc Template
MAKE SURE YOU ARE LOGGED INTO GOOGLE DOCS (OR GMAIL) before accessing this link. Select the link, select "Use Template," and then adapt it for your paper. Margins, font, spacing, headers, page numbers, title page, and references page are preset to meet APA 7 specifications.
Below are the Slide Presentation and Video Recording from our APA Workshop.
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APA Style Books & Guides Available In Our Print Collection
APA Style Simplified by Master the fundamentals of 7th Edition APA style with this newly updated one-step resource The newly and thoroughly revised Second Edition of APA Style Simplified: Writing in Psychology, Education, Nursing, and Sociology delivers a concise but comprehensive guide to writing clearly and effectively in APA style. It incorporates fresh guidelines from the Seventh Edition of the APA publication manual. Distinguished psychologist, academic, and author Dr. Bernard C. Beins walks readers through how to write objective scientific research papers using engaging prose. He explains how to develop ideas, connect them to what others have written, and express them clearly. The book also describes the differences between written, oral, and poster presentations and offers instructions for applying APA style to each one. APA Style Simplified: Writing in Psychology, Education, Nursing, and Sociology 2nd Edition goes beyond mere structural conventions and teaches readers the importance of choosing effective wording, the right and wrong times to use technical language, and avoiding commonly encountered mistakes in word and sentence selection. The author also includes sections on: How to write an engaging and informative introduction, including an interesting hypothesis How to describe your chosen experimental method, including participants and subjects, materials and apparatus selection, procedure, and design How to effectively communicate statistics and statistical concepts by keeping your mind on the point you're trying to make How to show your results and relate them back to your hypothesis, including a few points about how to present your results to others Perfect for students pursuing psychology, education, nursing, or sociology programs at any level, from undergraduate to postgraduate, APA Style Simplified also belongs on the bookshelves of working professionals in the same fields who hope to sharpen their APA-style writing, communication, and presentation skills.
Call Number: 808.06 B44 2021
Publication Date: 2021-03-09
Concise Guide to APA Style by Concise Guide to APA Style, Seventh Edition is the official APA Style resource for students. Designed specifically for undergraduate writing, this easy-to-use pocket guide is adapted from the seventh edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. It provides complete guidance for new writers on effective, clear, and inclusive scholarly communication and the essentials of formatting papers and other course assignments. New to This Edition: full color throughoutcontent relevant to a range of majors and courses, including psychology, social work, criminal justice, communications, composition, education, business, engineering, and morea new chapter focused on student papersa sample student title page, paper, and annotated bibliographystreamlined APA Style headings and in-text citationsa new chapter on writing style and grammarchapters on punctuation, lists, italics, spelling, capitalization, abbreviations, numbers, and statisticsthe latest bias-free language guidelinesnew sample tables and figuresguidance on avoiding plagiarism and self-plagiarismnew reference templates and examples
Call Number: 808.06615 C66 2020
Publication Date: 2019-12-01
The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing by Updated for the needs of today's students--and with handy citation style guides adapted from The Chicago Manual of Style , Seventeenth Edition, the MLA Handbook , Eighth Edition, and the Publication Manual of the APA , Seventh Edition--the third edition of The Nuts and Bolt of College Writing offers essential guidance for college writers at all levels. Praise for previous editions: "This wonderful little book has helped improve the level of writing in all the courses I teach. No one should graduate from college without having used it." --Gonzalo Munevar, Lawrence Technological University "With concision and wit, Harvey shows college students how to write papers that are clear, cogent, and also stylish." --James Miller, editor, Dædalus "Simply the best guide to clear and effective writing since Strunk and White. Indispensable for students--and for their teachers." --Terry Nardin, University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee
Call Number: 808.042 H34 2020
Publication Date: 2020-08-19
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association by 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. Known for its authoritative, easy-to-use reference and citation system, the Publication Manual also offers guidance on choosing the headings, tables, figures, language, and tone that will result in powerful, concise, and elegant scholarly communication. It guides users through the scholarly writing process-from the ethics of authorship to reporting research through publication. The seventh edition is an indispensable resource for students and professionals to achieve excellence in writing and make an impact with their work. The seventh edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect best practices in scholarly writing and publishing. All formats are in full color, with a new tabbed spiral version Improved ease of navigation, with many additional numbered sections to help users quickly locate answers to their questions Resources for students on writing and formatting annotated bibliographies, response papers, and other paper types as well as guidelines on citing course materials Dedicated chapter for new users of APA Style covering paper elements and format, including sample papers for both professional authors and student writers New chapter on journal article reporting standards that includes updates to reporting standards for quantitative research and the first-ever qualitative and mixed methods reporting standards in APA Style New chapter on bias-free language guidelines for writing about people with respect and inclusivity in areas including age, disability, gender, participation in research, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and intersectionality More than 100 new reference examples covering periodicals, books, audiovisual media, social media, webpages and websites, and legal resources More than 40 new sample tables and figures Expanded guidance on ethical writing and publishing practices, including how to ensure the appropriate level of citation, avoid plagiarism and self-plagiarism, and navigate the publication process Guidelines that support accessibility for all users, including simplified reference, in-text citation, and heading formats as well as additional font options
Call Number: 808.06615 P88 2020
Publication Date: 2019-10-01
Online Citation Generators
There are a number of quality citation generators available on the internet today. Below is one that we've found helpful.