APA Resources

What Is APA?

Link to the APA Style Website
The APA provides excellent resources on its APA Style website,which you can access by clicking on the title above. Among its best features is the APA Style Blog, where APA staff answer readers' questions. The Blog features a search box for locating anwers of interest to you.

APA Citation Videos
Clicking on the title above will open instructional videos for citing sources from EBSCO, ProQuest, Science Direct, and ERIC databases. Please note that the screen shots in the instructional videos may vary slightly from the live views in the current databases because the databases undergo periodic updates. However, the instructional videos will still guide you through the steps for evaluating and citing sources effectively.

APA for Students with Disabilities
Click on the title above to request an alternative form of the APA manual if you have a qualifying visual disbility. To qualify you must first establish documentation of a disability with the campus representative for students with disabilities. Call Mary Thole 612-728-5118 or Gena Bilden 612-728-5145.

More Help With APA Citations
How to Cite a Web Document in APA style

Introduction to the APA
Click on the image below for a downloadable version of the booklet. You can purchase a sprial-bound print version from the University's bookstore for about $7.



The Introduction to APA booklet contains instructions for using Microsoft Word 2007/2010 to create APA formatting. The instructions are written for PC users.

If you use Word 2011 on a Mac, then download the Mac version of those instructions

This is a new version of Introduction to the APA, updated April, 2013. Click the image to download the booklet for printing. Set printer for double-sided. Note that the booklet is lengthy (nearly 100 pages) and can take some time to download. A bound, print copy is

If you wish to see only the revisions to the booklet, click here: Revisions Only.

The booklet contains an index at the end to facilitate online viewing without printing. However, we recommend that you first read How to Navigate a PDF Document to help you more easily locate elements within the booklet.