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Welcome to the BGSU APA Style LibGuide.

The Style Manual has recently been updated to a 7th edition, 2020, so you'll find a side by side throughout this LibGuide. Refer to your instructor about which version should be used. 

Here you'll find information about citing books, periodicals, newspapers, and electronic material in your APA reference page, as well as links to information about in-text citation formats. The topics covered in this guide refer to the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual. There are additional types of sources that you might be interested in citing, and for those sources we recommend referring to the APA Publication Manual. For the most up to date information, you can also refer to the APA Style website.

To navigate this APA guide, click on the tab above that corresponds to the material you are interested in citing in APA format. In the last box on each topic tab page you will find a practice quiz containing two questions about the format you are currently studying (book, journal, etc.) so that you can test your knowledge of each type of citation. Additional APA resources are listed in the box below.

(Note: The American Psychological Association maintains a page of supplemental materials that are referenced from, but not printed in, the actual manual. A list of corrections to the first printing (July 2009) was released online. Please refer to this list for corrections that might not appear in your version of the APA Publication Manual.)

Additional APA Resources

APA Style 7th Ed. Basics

These videos created by the BGSU University Libraries discuss the basics of APA Style citations, including in-text citations and creating a references list.

Part 1: The focus of APA Style and basic rules for creating citations.

Part 2: In-text citations and APA Style resources.

Publication Manuals of the American Psychological Association


This resource was created by:

Rob Snyder

First Year Experience Coordinator

University Libraries

Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH 43403