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Nursing: Cite Your Sources (APA 7th)

APA 7th Edition

This guide contains citation support materials for the 7th Edition of the American Psychological Association Style Manual. This is the new edition of the APA Manual released in October 2019 (APA 7th edition).  

Tip of the Day

Personal Communication a.k.a an interview.

APA's guidance on personal communication:

It is also in section 8.9 of the APA 7th Edition manual.

You approach the in-text citation of an interview *generally* the same way any you approach any other in-text citation.

What is the same:  Whenever you use or refer to someone else's idea (even with an interview), you should cite it.

What is different: The big differences are: a) the format of the in-text citation for personal communications (see below), and b) personal communications are not included in the reference list. 



APA 7th - Quick Reference Guide

APA 7th Quick Reference Guide

Click here to access the full pdf of the APA 7th Quick Reference Guide.

Citation & Writing Resources

Below you will find a selection of resources to help with citation and writing in APA.

Citation Resources:

Please note that due to the number of errors on OWL Purdue's APA 7th site, we do NOT recommend utilizing it as a source. Please use the materials put forth by APA below. 

APA 7th Edition Student Paper Format

This video covers APA in-text citations, reference list entries, and student paper formatting basics.

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This video put out by APA and ACRL Choice provides a good overview of what's new with APA 7th Edition. Enjoy!