Skip to Main Content

Science, Technology, and Society

A guide for research support for STS classes!

APA 7th Edition

APA published a new edition of their citation style in 2019. 

What does this mean for you?

If you use online resources to help you cite then you need to remember to confirm if that resource is using the old version (6th edition) or the new version (7th edition) of APA. 

If you're using Zotero, you'll need to change your citation format from the 6th to the 7th edition. That should automatically be included but here's a guide to how to change citation formats. 

What are the differences?

Here a few resources that outline the changes:

All the resources outlined here are using the 7th edition of APA

APA Style

APA Style and Grammar Guide

Offers a number of resource, tutorials, and guides to learning and using APA 7th edition.

A great resource as you're getting started. 

APA Blog

The APA Style Blog

This free resource is part of the APA Style website and is written to help you both learn APA citation and to answer all the questions you may have about unusual resources or cases for citing. If you can't find an example of the source you need to cite in a style manual or other resources, this is a great tool to check. 

APA Publication Manual

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association: The Official Guide to APA Style (7th Edition)

The library has a print copy of the official APA Style guide. This is available in the Reference collection in Brown Library, Clemons, Law, and Health Sciences. 

Reference materials can not be checked out but they can be used in the Library. 

For help with finding and assessing these resources, feel free to ask at the Circulation Desk of any of the libraries outlined above. 

APA Tutorials

APA Style Tutorials

Offers a variety of tutorials and webinars to help transition to and learn the new 7th edition of APA.