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APA Help

For paper writing, Davenport University uses APA style, based on the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) which came out on July 2009. Davenport University Libraries have copies of the Publication Manual and the smaller Concise Rules of APA Style from APA.

APA Word Template

Use this APA formatted paper template to start with a document with the right margins, font and set up for an APA style paper.

APA Guide from DU's Dept of English & Communications

DU's Department of English & Communications has provided APA Documentation Style: A Brief Overview - 2014 (PDF) for Davenport classes with sample title pages, sample references and explanations.   Also, they have provided a PowerPoint  Student Guide to APA 6th edition.


NoodleTools is a Web-based tool which aids students in formatting their References and parenthetical citations in APA style. For more information on NoodleTools please check the DU NoodleTools page or the NoodleTools Library Guide.

Library Guides

Besides Library Guides for specific classes, the Libraries have some special guides to help with APA:

Other Help from the APA




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APA "not so helpful" help

Microsoft Word Professional 2010 and some of the databases have begun formatting citations in APA style, databases at the end of their articles and Word 2010 by filling in a box. They are often not correct, but have been improving slowly. You will not want to rely entirely on the citations provided by the database. They may be a good starting point, but you should verify with NoodleTools or the APA Publication Manual that your citation is correct.

In addition, EndNote bibliographic software does not follow all APA guidelines, and so it is not recommended for Davenport students.

Faculty APA Documents

Faculty Guide to APA 6th edition

Other APA Documents

Title Modified Size (Kb)
APA Template - Explained 3/22/2010 55.30

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