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Journalism

A research guide for students at Cal State LA in the Journalism program, part of the Television, Film, and Media department.

APA (American Psychological Association)

APA style is widely used in the social sciences and health sciences.

7th ed.

Changes in the 7th ed.

The 7th ed. of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association was released in 2020. The resources in this section explain the changes from the 6th to 7th eds. of the APA Manual.

Ask your instructor what edition you should use on your papers. After the new release, many instructors may continue to use the 6th ed.

Running Head

This video (4:31) demonstrates how to create a running head in Microsoft Word and Google Docs. APA 7 does not require a running header for student papers, however many instructors ask that students include them. Ask your instructor about their requirements for style guidelines.

Creative Commons logo APA Style Running Head by Bridgid Fennell is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International License.‚Äč

6th ed.

Academic Writer

Academic Writer: Starting a Paper

This video tutorial (4 minutes) shows how to start writing a paper using Academic Writer. Content includes how to automatically format paper headings in APA Style, accessing sections of the APA Publication Manual while writing, and exporting your paper.

APA Publishing Training. (2019, Feb 19). Academic Writer: Starting a paper. YouTube.

Inserting References and In-text Citations

This video (4 minutes) will show you how to add references and in-text citations to your paper in Academic Writer. Tools in the Writing Center can help you format your in-text citations correctly, as well as match the citations in the body of your paper to the Paper Reference List.

APA Publishing Training. (2019, February 15). Inserting references and in-text citations. YouTube.

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