APA Style CENTRAL – Accessing the Publication Manual

APA Style CENTRAL® incorporates all of the references and content from the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, currently in its sixth edition. When future editions of the Publication Manual are released, APA Style CENTRAL will also be updated with the new rules and features.

Within APA Style CENTRAL’s Learning Center, each of the quick guides, or short training videos, is linked to one or more sections from the Publication Manual that cover the same topic.

You can find the link to the Publication Manual in the Learn More feature for each quick guide.



The Publication Manual section with related content opens in a new window or tab (depending on your browser settings):




For more information, see our Handout about APA Style CENTRAL and the Publication Manual.

Webinar Alert: New APA Style CENTRAL Training Sessions on Teaching and Writing for November & December 2016


APA’s training specialists have developed two new training sessions on using APA Style CENTRAL® for teaching and writing. Each webinar includes a content overview and a live demonstration of features.

Teaching With APA Style CENTRAL covers the platform content, features, and tools that can be incorporated into course and bibliographic instruction. It’s a great way to tour the learning resources that are available. Faculty, librarians, and anyone responsible for teaching APA Style will benefit from this webinar.

Writing Papers in APA Style CENTRAL details the wide range of writing tools and functionality that make writing papers and managing their references easier. Students, end users, and those in instructional roles can all benefit from this webinar.

The November and December schedule appears below; click on any session below to register (Note: All times are UTC-5):

  • Teaching With APA Style CENTRAL (60 minutes):
  • Writing Papers in APA Style CENTRAL (30 minutes):

Interested but unable to join any of these sessions? More will be scheduled beginning in January 2017, and you’ll be glad to learn that we recently posted a recording of the Teaching with APA Style CENTRAL session on our YouTube channel.

You can also view or download the slides for any of our APA Style CENTRAL presentations on the APA Style CENTRAL SlideShare channel.

The schedule for all APA Style CENTRAL webinars is available on our website.

Presentation Available for APA Style CENTRAL Online Introduction

The APA Style CENTRAL® Online Introduction is a 1-hour webinar that introduces librarians to APA Style CENTRAL. The session includes a content overview and live demonstration of features, and is a great way tour the learning resources available, and get acquainted with the platform.

Screenshot of APA Style CENTRAL SlideShare homepage

If you’ve been interested in attending but haven’t been able to join a session, you’ll be glad to hear that we recently posted the presentation online. Please feel free to share this with any colleagues who may be interested, and to adapt it for your own training sessions.

You can view or download the presentation on the APA Style CENTRAL SlideShare channel.

The schedule for this, and other, APA Style CENTRAL webinars is available on our website.

Exhibits Update: International Writing Centers Association Conference


The International Writing Centers Association Conference will be held at the Denver Marriott City Center in Denver, CO, from October 13-16, 2016.

If representatives from your campus writing center are attending, please encourage them to visit the American Psychological Association table. Representatives from APA will be available to demonstrate APA Style CENTRAL®, our new resource for learning, teaching, and writing in APA Style®.



Now Available! APA Style CENTRAL

By now, you may have heard about the newest member of the APA Style® family: APA Style CENTRAL®.

APA Style CENTRAL is an authoritative resource developed by our Style Experts. It is a suite of services and tools designed to ease the pain points encountered by students, instructors and librarians in teaching, learning, and writing in APA Style.

A screenshot of the APA Style CENTRAL homepage APA Style CENTRAL incorporates learning objects, such as video tutorials and sample references, which instructors and librarians can use to support student learning anytime, anywhere. It contains a variety of tools geared at helping students learn about, and manage, the process of conducting research. These include a collection of APA reference books on quantitative and qualitative research, and a feature that takes the user, step by step, through the process of developing and scoping a research question.

screenshot of A brief video tutorial, called a Quick Guide, on creating a blog post reference.

A brief video tutorial, called a Quick Guide, on creating a blog post reference.


Students and other users can easily save and create properly formatted APA Style references, and then use them to write a paper in the online editor. The online editor handles paper formatting (such as the margins and running head), and makes inserting in-text references a snap.

Users will find contextual help and cues embedded throughout APA Style CENTRAL, including links back to related video tutorials, and excerpts from the 6th edition of the Publication Manual.

Screenshot of contextual h elp available to users writing a paper.

An example of the contextual help available to users writing a paper. Here we see some information on working with appendices, as well as links to a Quick Guide and the Publication Manual.


APA Style CENTRAL launched today! Free trials are now available. For more information, please visit the APA Style CENTRAL website. You can request a quote or a trial by contacting us at apastylecentral@apa.org.