Resources and links on document creation and APA.  The first link is to the APA 6e Guide, the primary resource on APA for many faculty and students.

APA Writing Style Guides

The majority of degree programs in IWU's College of Adult & Professional Studies use the American Psychological Association's (APA) style guide for formatting research papers and citing referenced works.   The following resources give recommendations on APA 6th and 7th edition format.

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Many of the following links lead to external sites not managed by IWU. The accuracy of this information is not guaranteed.
APA 7th ed. Resources:
Students in programs using The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed. should download the APA 7e Guide
APA 6th ed. Resources:

Students using the IWU APA Guide; The Concise Rules of APA Style, 6th ed;  or The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. should download the APA 6e Guide.

Academic Writer™ is a personalized, interactive learning and writing tool for APA. Once logged via the IWU databases login, you will want to create your own account so papers can be written and saved.

APA Style Templates (Some Require Purchase)
(Note:  These can assist with writing in APA format, but all software is subject to error; be sure to check your output against official APA rules and the APA edition your class is using.)

  • Academic Writer - Free to IWU students and faculty.
  • APA's suthoriative solution for writing papers in the APA style.
  • Citation Generator - Free citation generator
  • EndNote - Free to IWU students and faculty
  • You will be required to authenicate to download this software which is available for both Windows and Macintosh operating systems.
  • KnightCite - Provided by Hekman Library, Calvin College.
  • When you first connect, be sure to select APA as your Citation Style, then select the format that you are trying to cite.
  • Zotero - Free easy-to-use tool
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