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APA 7th Edition: Resources for Faculty and Students

The 7th edition of the APA Publication Manual was released in October of 2019. Numerous resources are available to assist students in comprehensively writing and properly formatting their papers in APA format, but what are the major changes that you should know about?

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Properly cited sources add authority and clarity to your written work, as well as avoiding plagiarism.

Major Changes from the 6th Edition

This is not a comprehensive list but includes the most likely examples that UNE students and faculty will encounter in assignments. 

DO NOT INCLUDE:

  • A running head (for student papers)
  • Publisher location in the reference list
  • “Retrieved from” in references (unless the URL is date-specific)

DO USE:

  • More fonts: The list of acceptable fonts has increased (but many professional publications still require Times New Roman)
    • Sans serif: 11-point Calibri, 11-point Arial, 10-point Lucinda Sans Unicode
    • Serif: 12-point Times New Roman, 11-point Georgia, 10-point Computer Modern
  • One space after a period or other punctuation
  • Inclusive and bias-free language, including the use of the singular “they”

Resources for Students and Faculty

Evaluating Sources and Creating Quality Writing

The UNE Library and Student Academic Success Center have numerous resources on quality academic writing and the critical evaluation of sources, in addition to APA-specific resources.  

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UNE Library’s Research Help includes resources on:

UNE’s Student Academic Success Center (SASC) resources include:

The UNE Library and SASC also offer one-on-one assistance and tutoring, both in-person and online.