It’s September, which means many students are going back to school and writing their first papers of the year in APA Style. This post compiles instructional resources about APA Style for easy reference.
New! A student workbook for learning APA Style
The APA Style team is excited to share a new resource: the Mastering APA Style Student Workbook, Seventh Edition, the official interactive guide to learning APA Style. This digital workbook will help anyone learn the basics of APA Style and scholarly writing. Students, professionals, and copyeditors can use the workbook individually, in whatever way best fits their needs.
Instructors can adopt the workbook for their university course. The workbook includes powerful tools based on learning science that will allow instructors to gain insight into students’ learning and tailor their lessons accordingly.
Everyone can try the student workbook for free today.
Free, text-based topic pages on the APA Style website
A wealth of information about APA Style is available on the APA Style website for free. Here are a few links to webpages where you can get information in a simple, text-based format.
- Set up your title page and format your paper (fonts, margins, headers, and more).
- Follow reference examples to create accurate reference list entries and their in-text citations.
- Familiarize yourself with APA’s bias-free language guidelines to ensure you write about people with dignity and respect.
- Compare your papers with sample papers to make sure everything looks right.
Free tutorials, webinars, handouts, and guides
For a more immersive experience in learning APA Style for free, check out previously recorded webinars and a tutorial on the basics of APA Style as well as our free handouts and guides for classroom or personal use. Here are a few highlights from those categories:
Style products available for purchase
For access to everything APA Style has to offer, check out the brand-new digital student workbook to help people learn APA Style and our two APA Style manuals.
- For anyone who wants to learn APA Style, we recommend the Mastering APA Style Student Workbook (7th ed.).
- For advanced undergraduate and graduate students, professors, and researchers pursuing professional publication, we recommend the authoritative resource on APA Style, the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).
- For undergraduate students completing classroom assignments, we recommend the student-focused version of the Publication Manual, the Concise Guide to APA Style (7th ed.).
Instructors who require these APA Style products for their university courses through course adoption can receive free desk or exam copies.
Share your APA Style instructional resources
Many of our handouts and guides originated with professors who graciously shared them with APA and allowed us to make them available to everyone for free. If you have created APA Style resources and would like to share them on the APA Style website, please contact the APA Style team.