The 7th edition of APA Style was released in fall 2019, and AskAway participating institutions are launching the new edition at varying times.
Below you'll find best practices and resources to help you provide relevant citation support to all students during this transition.
Point Students to their Library's Citation Guides first
AskAway's Citation Best Practices recommends pointing students to their library's guides first. These guides will often include information about which edition of APA is currently in use.
Check the Policy Pages - Citation Guides field
Check the "Citation Guides" field on the library's policy page to see when the institution will adopt the 7th edition. Most often, libraries will have noted one of the following:
- Already using the 7th edition
- Adopted September 2020
- Timing of the adoption will vary depending on the department and individual instructors
- In this case, it's best practice to ask the student which edition they've been instructed to use
See list of recommended Citation Guides and Websites
The list of recommended citation guides and websites on the AskAway website will be updated with new links as needed.
- The link to the APA style blog now points to the 7th edition blog, with an added link to the blog archive for the 6th edition
If you notice any links that should be updated or could use a note, please let us know.
Questions or comments?
If you have anything to add, any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the AskAway Admin Centre.