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UMGC to Use APA 6th Edition Until Further Notice

The American Psychological Association (APA) released the 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the APA in October 2019.  The changes from the 6th edition include rules to simplify citations for resources found in library databases, clarify citation formats for certain media, and provide a new formatting option for student papers. Given the range of changes that will be required, time will be needed to implement the 7th edition. UMGC will continue to use the 6th edition for now. We will communicate to faculty members and students when UMGC will transition, but until then courses should continue to use the current 6th edition formatting rules.

UMGC Library Help Resources for APA 6th edition are available at our Citing and Writing page.