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APA 7th Edition for ATWP Instructors

This guide lists resources for transitioning to APA 7th edition, and was created for ATWP instructors.

Changes to the reference list: 

  • Four key elements:  author, date, title and source. 
    • New guidelines on how to cite when information is missing
    • Choice of Italic Title and Italic Source formatting
      • Italic title for standalone works
      • Italic source for works that are part of a greater whole
  • UP to 20 authors must be listed before names are omitted with an ellipsis 
  • DOI and URL standardized
  • Retrieved From no longer needed unless Retrieval Date also required
  • Clarity on when to use DOI or URL, especially around paywalled content 
  • Many types have been streamlined.
  • More rules and examples for audiovisual information, as do social media
  • Shortened URLs or DOIs are permissible 



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