Quick Start Guide: How to use APA Format (7th Edition)


Welcome to the Learning Commons Quick Start Guide on how to use APA (7th Edition)!

APA stands for the American Psychological Association. This Association has created a writing style and format for academic papers that many academics use to communicate their ideas in an accessible way. It’s been around since 1923, and it has been revised a few times. The latest revision came out in October 2019.  In this Quick Start Guide, we will cover the following topics:

  • How to set up a paper in APA Format
  • What the main components of an APA paper are
  • How to format in-text citations
  • How to format the Reference Page
Course Information

Course Level: Beginner

Time to Complete: 20 minutes

Perfect for: All students

Guide Creator: Emily Keery

APA Format (7th Edition) Introduction

This 2 min video introduces APA style and what the Guide will provide.

It provides information on the key websites and resources.