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Wilberforce University Rembert E. Stokes Library & Information Commons: APA

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APA format is a writing style that is used for academic documents and articles written for scholarly publications.  Using APA format allows for the focus of the reader to be on the ideas being presented in a paper and the work to be scanned quickly for key points, findings, and sources.   APA format encourages authors to fully disclose pertinent information and cite the source from which it comes, and reduces the distractions of dealing with inconsistencies or omissions of punctuation, proper capitalization, in-text citations, references, and presentation of data (statistics, graphs, charts. etc.).

APA 6th Edition

APA 6th edition format refers to a set of rules and guidelines found in the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, which is an older version of APA format that was released in 2010, but still used by many professors.  The rules determine how you cite references, punctuation, title page format, and so on.

For more information about APA 6th edition, please visit our guide https://wilberforcepayne.libguides.com/APA6th

APA 7th Edition

APA 7th edition format refers to a set of rules and guidelines found in the seventh edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, which was just released in October 2019.  The rules determine how you cite references, punctuation, title page format, and so on.

For more information on APA 7th edition, please visit our guide https://wilberforcepayne.libguides.com/APA7th