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Transition to APA Manual 7th Edition for Students


For resources on using APA Style, please see the APA Style & Writing Resources InfoGuide. The information below is specifically related to transitioning to the new 7th edition manual from the previous edition.

Publication Manual of the APA

cover of APA Manual 7th edition




The Seventh Edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association was published in October 2019.

FNU will begin using the new 7th edition of the Publication Manual in

Summer Term 2020

Training Sessions

Training sessions led by Gail Spake, Writing Support Specialist, and Carla Townsend, Information Services Librarian, were held to review using APA Style in general and to discuss changes from the sixth edition to the seventh.

New to APA or Need a Refresher?
This session is for students who are new to APA or who need a refresher on APA concepts. The 7th edition of the APA Manual will be utilized for this session. (Held May 27, 2020)
Transition to APA 7th edition
This session will highlight the new rules in the 7th edition Manual for students who are familiar with APA concepts. (Held June 3, 2020)

How Do I Get a New Manual?

The 7th edition manual will be available from the school bookstore and various other retailers. Retail cost for the paperback version is $31.99

What's Different in the New Edition?

There are significant differences between the new edition and the old. However, the seventh edition is overall much easier to use and has more examples. See the next page for more information on the differences.