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MLA & APA help

Learn how to format papers, cite information sources using MLA and APA style, and how to avoid plagiarism.

7th edition APA Manual (2020)

7th edition of the APA Publication Manual, copyright 2020.

Surprise! There is a brand new APA Publication Manual (7th ed.).

Check with your instructors about which APA edition is used in your class.

CCC Library's resources support both editions of the APA Publication Manual.

You're currently on the 6th edition page.

Visit the 7th edition page.

APA 6th Edition manual

APA 6 Citation Examples

This guide will introduce you to APA 6 citations, both for the References page of your paper and in-text citations. It is offered in multiple file formats below. 

APA 6 paper formatting basics

  • Typed, double-spaced paragraphs.
  • 1" margins on all sides.
  • Font: Times New Roman, size 12.
  • Include a page header (also known as the "running head") at the top of every page.
  • APA papers are broken up into sections. Check with your instructor for his/her expectations.

Learn more at the Purdue OWL, or contact the CCC Writing Center.

APA 6 document templates

Download this APA-formatted Microsoft Word document template. Save it, erase the existing text, and type your text right into the template. Learn how to format a paper in APA format by reading the contents of the template. The References page has been formatted with hanging indents.

This template was approved by the CCC Nursing department (01/2016).

APA checklist

APA video tutorials

1-credit APA 7th ed. class available

The English department offers an APA 7th ed. style course. It’s a one-credit online course. The course was developed for nursing students, but is also appropriate for students in other disciplines who need to develop APA formatting and style skills.

Course description:

Introduces American Psychological Association (APA) style and documentation, including document format, in-text citation, and References page. Includes style and documentation for narrative and academic papers. Students will work with provided sources. Recommended for pre-nursing and nursing students, allied health students, and STEM and social science students. Prerequisites: WR-121 with a C or better.

Registration information:

  • WR 128
  • Intro. to APA Style and Documentation
  • Instructor: Susan Pesznecker
  • susanpz@clackamas.edu
  • One credit
  • 100% online
  • Offered Fall / Winter

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