APA Style knows that students and instructors need extra support as they learn, teach, and write in APA Style from home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. To support students and instructors during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are making 13 Academic Writer® tutorials and quick guides available for free!

These 13 new tutorials and quick guides accompany the Basics of Seventh Edition APA Style tutorial as resources for teaching and learning APA Style. They provide thorough overviews of the following topics:

  • basics of seventh edition APA Style
  • basic paper setup
  • heading levels
  • citing references in text
  • direct quotations and paraphrasing
  • how to avoid plagiarism and self-plagiarism
  • how to find reliable sources
  • reference elements
  • reference list
  • DOIs and URLs
  • journal article reference
  • newspaper article reference
  • webpage or website reference
  • social media post reference

All of the new tutorials and quick guides were adapted from Academic Writer, APA’s tool for teaching and learning effective writing. Academic Writer contains learning, writing, and reference centers and is intended for use by instructors with their students in courses that require papers to be written in APA Style.

Most of the tutorials and quick guides will remain on the APA Style website through July 1, 2020. The Basics of Seventh Edition APA Style tutorial will stay on the site for free after that date.

To view all of the Academic Writer tutorials and quick guides as well as other APA Style webinars, visit the Tutorials and Webinars page on the APA Style website. For information on or questions about Academic Writer, visit the APA Digital Learning website.

If you have more questions about seventh edition APA Style, check out the Instructional Aids and Style and Grammar Guidelines pages on the APA Style website. Information can be also found in the seventh edition Publication Manual and Concise Guide to APA Style. Finally, please read the “Free Access” blog post to learn about free APA Style resources and other programs APA is participating in to support distance learning.