Moving from APA 6 to APA 7

Moving from APA 6 to APA 7

Lethbridge College is switching from APA 6th edition (6e) to APA 7th edition (7e) as of the start of the Fall 2020 semester. There are some really good things about the updated version: the formatting is more instinctual, the citations more streamlined, and online source referencing is now standardized. 

  • The new APA Student Guide published by Lethbridge College is now available for free online here (PDF download) and in the bookstore for $8.95. In addition to being upgraded to 7e guidelines, the Student Guide now includes a 3-page “Quick Guide” for students new to APA. The rest of the book functions like a reference guide with more diagrams, charts, and examples than the previous edition. Yes, there’s now a whole section on citing Canvas, lectures, and course packs. 


  • The Learning Café is currently up-keeping an APA 7e page on the eLearning Café site. This page lists the APA supports available to faculty and students, both from within Lethbridge College (workshops, embedded strategists, the Writing Dropbox, etc.) and without (printable PDFs, video tutorials, etc.). Supports are provided both for faculty/students transitioning from 6e to 7e and students learning APA for the first time. As we introduce and refine supports, we’ll update this page.


  • A new APA Figures Guide will be published by the end of the Fall 2020 semester. For now, refer to pp. 1819 of the APA Student Guide for the basics and email us with specific questions. 

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