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The 6th edition of The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the current manual for students.

Introduction to APA Style (32:24 video)

This video will provide you with an introduction to the APA Style rules. While the video is playing, click "Menu" to navigate through the presentation or see the transcript. If you would like to return to specific sections of the video, please see below:

  1. Introduction (2:43)
  2. Formatting (3:04)
  3. Quoting and paraphrasing (2:11)
  4. In-text citations (6:01)
  5. Personal communication (3:08)
  6. Secondary source citations (1:47)
  7. References (11:33)
  8. Conclusion (citation resources, provide feedback on the presentation, and contact the Writing Centre; 1:57)

Please note that the information provided in this presentation is the same as what was available in the previously-posted Collaborate recording with the same name. To see the links provided within the video, please visit Introduction to APA Style: Links to other resources.Click on "Introduction to APA Style" PowerPoint if you would like the slides from the video; the transcript is available via the slide notes. 

General APA Style Exercise

If you'd like to test your understanding of some basic APA Style rules, give this exercise a try! You'll receive the correct answers after you submit your answers. This exercise and others are also available in APA Style Practice Exercises.

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