Use the Dictionary and the APA Dictionary of Psychology to determine how to spell, hyphenate, and capitalize words in APA Style papers.

APA receives many questions about the spellings of technology terms. Some examples of common terms are provided next for ease of reference:

email ebook
ereader database
data set smartphone
internet intranet
Wi-Fi website
webpage the web
home page username
login page (but “log in” when used as a verb) emoji (for the plural, either “emoji” or “emojis”)

Spelling is covered in Section 6.11 of the APA Publication Manual, Seventh Edition

Date created: September 2019