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Education: APA style & Zotero

Resources for research in education and related fields

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Using APA Style

The once familiar APA 6th style has been replaced, as of 2020, with a 7th edition. The new style manual includes some significant changes to formatting papers and has attempted to make language more inclusive and bias free. Among some of the new changes:

  • DOIs are now formatted as URLs
  • Authors no longer need to include the phrase "Retrieved from" before a URL
  • The singular "they" is now endorsed by APA as a gender-neutral pronoun
  • The running head on the title page no longer includes the phrase "RUNNING HEAD" and is no longer needed in student papers at all
  • Use only one space after a period at the end of a sentence
  • For more, see APA Guide: Summary of Changes from the University of Texas Arlington libraries
  • Also consult the online Concise APA Handbook (2021) by Lida, Reugg, and de Boer

The cheat sheet from Purdue now reflects APA 7 but the Harvard guide still refers to APA 6. Also take a look at:

Print copies of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association: The Official Guide to APA Style are available in the Doe Reference and the Social Research Library under BF76.7 P83 2020

Zotero (Before you get started)

Go to http://www.zotero.org

  1. Register/Login
  2. Download Zotero 6 (for Windows, macOS, Linux)
  3. Install Browser Connector (for any browser - Firefox, IE, Chrome, etc.)
  4. Sync your account (Preferences > Sync with username/password - see Step 1)

Pro-tip: Use Zotero Standalone which means you have to download the software to your computer.

Zotero Basics - online tutorial

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