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APA Style Guide - 7th Edition: Welcome

Using the Guide

Formatting Your Paper - breaks down the APA style paper by sections.

In-Text Citations - provides examples of how to include the source of information in the text of the paper.

Reference Page - provides examples of different types of sources and how to list them on the reference page.

Grammar and Mechanics


Why use APA Style?

By properly citing your sources using APA format, you are informing your readers where you found your information and giving credit to the authors of that information.

All programs offered at ECPI University use APA style.


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APA Formatting Templates

Quick-start your paper by using one of ECPI's Student Sample Papers as a template.

A Student Sample Paper template is also available from the APA Publication Manual 

Instructor Preferences: 7th Edition APA

This guide provides information about style and formatting using the standard 7th edition American Psychological Association guidelines. Your instructor may request different formatting and assignments may have different requirements. Always pay attention to your assignment prompts and rubrics.

If you are in doubt about what your assignment requires, confirm these details with your instructor.

Credit Due

Credit due to for APA example papers and guides.