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Center for Learning and Teaching: APA 7



The APA Publication Manual, 7th ed.

The Chicago and Vancouver libraries have print copies of the APA Publication Manual, 7th edition on reserve for two-hour checkout.  The APA doesn't make an e-book version available to libraries but students may purchase an e-book version through APA or other retailers.




APA 7 Student vs. Professional Style

APA 7 has a student and professional style.  Examples can be found here.

Confirm all questions on which style to use with the assigning faculty member.



Brainfuse and APA 7

  • Brainfuse tutors provide live assistance with APA formatting and citation and support APA 7.
  • When using Brainfuse's Online Writing Lab, choose APA 7:



APA 7 Resources:



APA Workshop Recordings

This recording is from Adler writing consultant John Hawkins's spring semester APA workshop.

Workshop recording, from April 14, 2020.

For more of John's APA recordings and handouts, please see the Workshops page of this guide.  


Differences between APA 6 and APA 7

The 7th edition of the APA publication manual was published in October 2019.Many faculty asked students to start using APA 7 in January 2020 for new work, and asked that work already started in APA 6 be completed in 6.  

Confirm all questions about which version to use with the assigning faculty member

A video overview of what's new in APA 7

The introduction to APA 7 has a chapter-by-chapter overview of changes and updates from APA 6

The APA's Transition Guide, APA 6 to APA 7A chapter-by-chapter guide to what has been expanded and added to 7 and what is the same as as in APA 6.