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APA Publication Manual

Excellent resource for writers of theses and dissertations, and journal articles. A must have for students and professionals interested in preparing any scholarly paper.

posted by toddbone on December 28, 2009

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First Printing of 6th ed. has Mistakes

The "first printing" of the APA Publication manual has mistakes. If you purchased a first printing of the 6th ed. APA manual, the APA said it will replace them free of charge up until Dec. 15th, 2009. Afterwards, you are out of luck. Call the APA at (800) 374-2721 or (...
The "first printing" of the APA Publication manual has mistakes. If you purchased a first printing of the 6th ed. APA manual, the APA said it will replace them free of charge up until Dec. 15th, 2009. Afterwards, you are out of luck. Call the APA at (800) 374-2721 or (202) 336-5500 and choose prompt #4. After you answer a few questions, you will be sent an e-mail with a free return shipping label and a form to be included with your return.

posted by 281444 on November 25, 2009

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  • Posted April 12, 2010

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    Publications Manual Of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition does the job, but does not develop a compelling, innovative clarity.

    The latest edition of the American Psychological Association Publication Manual continues the more of the same style and format from previous editions. Maybe not designed to be a compelling read or even a read at all, the manual does its usual credible job of providing the necessities for the serious researcher. Unfortunately, the format is not conducive to the not-so-serious researcher who is forced to wade through to find simple explanations for the citing process. Indeed, the manual should include a simplified chart system to aid in the occasional usage of the manual.
    The manual should use some highlighting system to show the changes that were not included or are changes from last edition. Not-so-serious researches are not always aware of the changes without a nudge. Because the not-so-serious researcher is the one often most in need of the manual, changes and updates clearly highlighted and even explained bring a sense of usability to a process that can be daunting when not practiced often enough to develop confidence.
    The serious researcher has the complete system at one's fingertips if familiarity with the process and the manual have been established. The manual ensures that the serious researcher does not have to worry about the process details while trying to publish. Since publishing is so important to the serious researcher, this new compendium brings the research to the specifications necessary for all publications that serve the academic or research community.
    Not perfect, but necessary, the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition meets the needs even when it does not satisfy!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 17, 2013

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    Fairly Useful

    Although you can pretty much find all this information in various places on the internet for free, it's really convenient to have it all in one place on your desk when writing a paper. It's a little hard to figure out exactly where everything you need might be the first couple times looking it up, but otherwise it's pretty easy to understand. All my professors recommended this edition, too, so when I am following it at least I know I won't be points marked off for that part. Probably.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2013

    A student's "must-have".

    A student's "must-have".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2010

    Does it's job

    While I wish it did not have so many problems with the initial printings, it does what it set out to do. It would be help though if the APA did not keep changing the way things are cited.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2010

    About Time

    Great strides were made to update electronic citations.

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  • Posted December 27, 2009

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    Good

    A good supplement for APA style

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2009

    Much better organized

    Much better organized than edition 5. Easier to find things. Nice expaqnsion of referencing online materials.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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