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Most IWU National & Global (Online, Adult & Graduate) degree programs use the American Psychological Association's (APA) style guide for formatting research papers and citing referenced works.
The following resources give recommendations on APA format.
Academic Writer Page - Academic Writer is the official APA paper writing platform that saves you time and makes writing in APA Style easier. References are easy to create just fill out the form. Cite your sources in the body of your paper with a few clicks. To learn more, visit the Academic Writer Page.
Basics of APA Style - Academic Writer tutorial covering the basics of APA Style.
OCLS APA 7e Guide - Students using the IWU APA Guide; The Concise Rules of APA Style, 7th Edition; or The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th Edition should download the OCLS APA 7e Guide. Updated June 9, 2021
OCLS APA 7th Edition Bible & Holy Book References and In-Text Citations - OCLS created this guide to help with citing the Bible and other Holy Books. Updated June 8, 2021
OCLS APA 7th Edition Checklist - A checklist for APA Style papers. Not all requirements are on the checklist. Updated July 2021
APA 7th Edition Paper Template - If you want to write your paper without Academic Writer, we have created a Word template. To learn how to set up Word for an APA 7th paper, visit our APA Style Tutorials Page.