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 Resources on other formatting styles, including Chicago Manual of Style (16th & 17th editions), ACS, AMA, and MLA. Current NSU students, faculty, and staff have access to additional online books and guides (Shark ID required) focused on writing, publishing, and formatting via the NSU Libraries.

Academic Writer (previously named APA Style CENTRAL)

Current NSU students, faculty, and staff have free access to Academic Writer, an online institutional resource for learning, teaching, writing, and publishing in APA Style. Suggested web browsers include Firefox, Chrome, and Safari (Internet Explorer is not recommended). Academic Writer includes learning and teaching tools, authoring technology, and a variety of in-text and reference examples. You must login through the NSU Libraries using your NSU Shark username and password. Some parts of the resource, such as the paper formatting tool, require you to register for a personal login.

APA Style Blog

The American Psychological Association has experts who post information, examples, and guidance on APA Style, writing, editing, publishing, and many “how to” areas of interest. This is a free official website.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.)

We have multiple copies of the print book for checkout or use in the libraries. Other online and print books on APA Style may be found by searching NovaCAT or navigating directly to the subject, Psychology – Authorship.

APA Style Guide for Electronic References

Current NSU students, faculty, and staff may download the PDF for free. This document is adapted from the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. This guide provides information on formatting in-text and references for electronic/online sources, such as those articles, books, and chapters with a DOI. Examples for social media, videos, data sets, websites, apps, and measurement instruments are included.


NSU Shark ID and password required for download.

Disclaimer: The information and examples on this site are based on the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. While APA can be very clear about some rules, others require interpretation. Alvin Sherman Library has worked to ensure that the examples and content on this site are consistent with APA guidelines, however students are ultimately responsible for their own citations and formatting.