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College-wide APA Citation Guide: 6th Edition

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 6th Ed., Research Paper

The 6th edition has been replaced.

The APA Publication Manual, 7th edition was published October 2019.

The American Psychological Association anticipates use of the new guidelines to begin Spring 2020.


Check with your instructor on which edition to use.


Your APA-style research paper should have the following components.

1. APA-style title page

2. Abstract

3. The paper with correct margins, in-text citations, etc.

4. References

Sample Paper



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