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). However, it does not include every example of 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.
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 United States. These rules encourage ease of reading and accuracy of scholarly papers. In July 2010, the 6th edition of the Manual was published.
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The following Sullivan University libraries have a copy or copies of the 6th edition of the APA Manual:
These copies are designated reference or reserve. This means that the Manual must stay in the library while in use.
The APA 6 Manual contains many pages of important rules and guidelines. Below are essential sections of the APA Manual: