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APA 7th Edition Guide

How to Use this Guide

This guide covers formatting your essays, in-text citations and References page in APA 7th Edition.  You can navigate using the tabs on the left of the screen.  If you want to know how to cite a specific type of resource (in-text or on your References page), skip directly to the How to Cite... page.  The sections of the guide are explained below:

  • Formatting Essays: Learn how to format your essays in APA 7th Edition.
  • In-Text Citations: Learn how to incorporate sources into your own writing using quotation, paraphrase and summary, as well as how to cite them using APA 7th Edition formatting.
  • Bibliographic Citations: An overview of bibliographic (i.e. References page) citations in APA 7th Edition.
  • How to Cite...: A quick-reference listing examples of how to cite a wide variety of sources in-text and on the References page.  
  • Avoiding PlagiarismTips for avoiding plagiarism.

Note: Before using this guide make sure that your program is not still using APA 6th Edition.  Most programs at Concordia, St. Paul will switch to APA 7th Edition in Fall 2020.  If you need help formatting citations in APA 6th Edition, see the guide at Purdue OWL.

Library APA Resources

Tutorial: APA Citations (2019 update)

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