As part of our Style and Grammar Guidelines, we explain the basics of paper format, grammar, punctuation, in-text citations, references, bias-free language, and more.
Much of what you used to find on the sixth edition blog, you can now find on the APA Style website.
The blog will be a place for the APA Style team to explore the nuances of style guidelines and to provide insights on updates in the seventh edition. For example, the website (and the Publication Manual —see Section 9.29) will tell you that a book reference no longer requires the publisher location, and a blog post will explain why we decided to omit publisher location from book references. We will also use the APA Style blog to make announcements about APA Style—for example, to inform you of new products or to share updates to the style as they are needed over time.
Academic Writer (formerly APA Style CENTRAL) combines learning and teaching tools, writing and content processing technology, and full integration of APA's Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Slated to transition to 7th edition updates in August 2020.
No cost for USC students, faculty and staff. RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that helps you collect, manage and organize citations of journal articles, books and other materials and allows you to create in-text citations and reference lists in APA.
Available on the web and software can be downloaded to laptop/desktop, organize references by folders and tags, creates bibliographies and has a plug-in for creating in-text citations, has dedicated apps for mobile devices.