How to Use This Guide
Welcome! For the majority of departments on the Sullivan University campuses, the style manual used for papers is the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).
This guide offers assistance, instructions, and examples of APA 6 style according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition).
Please use the tabs above to view the various sections about APA 6 at Sullivan University. Click the tab "APA Paper Sections" to find information about the Sullivan University APA 6 requirements.
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Remember that this guide does not include every example of APA style. As always, the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the authorative source on APA style.
If you have questions about APA style that cannot be answered using the APA Manual or this resource, please check with your instructor for specific directions.
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What is APA Style?
Why is APA Used?
APA style rules were developed in the late 1920s by members of the American Psychological Association. These rules establish a standard set of guidelines and procedures for writers of research papers.
The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the official APA style publication.
APA style rules are used by university campuses throughout the
In July 2010, the 6th edition of the Manual was published.
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This guide was created in 2012. It remains a "living document."
The Sullivan University English Department in partnership with the Library will be responsible for future maintenance and updates.
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