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Libguide on APA 7 now available

Published: 22nd February 2023 Last updated: 22nd February 2023

by Anja Habraken

In late January, the library launched two new libguides on APA Style: a Dutch-language and an English-language manual to the citation guidelines outlined in the 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).

A major change from the 6th edition is that the 7th edition no longer prescribes a retrieval date for references to online sources (mainly websites). A very small category of sources, which are changeable and not archived, does still require a retrieval date. Furthermore, the 7th edition of the Publication Manual includes, for the first time, specific guidelines for style, formatting and layout of student papers.

The library's new easy-to-use APA manuals are designed for students who need to write a paper or thesis. Covered are in-text citations, direct quotations (text, as well as figures and tables), and the reference list. Section 4 contains 135+ examples of the most common references, each with corresponding in-text citations.

The English-language manual can be found at

The old PDF manual on the APA 6th edition will be available until the end of June. After that, it will be removed.