APA Style

Below you'll find a variety writing resources consistent with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition):

Start by watching the video titled "An Overview of APA Style." From there choose from several videos explaining different components of APA style such as formatting, authorship, section headings, grammar, citations, references, and punctuation.

These videos are primarily designed to assist students with producing quality manuscripts for submission to scholarly journals, but can be used by anyone who seeks to learn APA style writing.

The slides and writing examples used in the creation of the videos in the writing center are available to download as PDF's. Feel free to download them before watching the videos to take notes or to simply have them as a resource.

Furthermore, an APA style template is available as a Microsoft Word document.

Overview of APA Style:

Includes descriptive information found in the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association:


Major Sections of a Manuscript:

Characteristics and content of the major sections of an APA style manuscript, including the literature review, method, results, and discussion:

Title, Authorship, and Abstract - Key Characteristics in APA Style Writing:

Formatting the Title Page, Abstract and Body according to APA style:

Correct Grammar and Usage according to APA style:

Using Punctuation according to APA style:

Formatting Citations according to APA style:

Formatting References according to APA style:

APA Style Template: