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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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 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!

posted by TheOldBuzzard on April 12, 2010

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11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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 December 28, 2009

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 12, 2009

    APA Guide

    Great for research

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 3, 2013

    Highly Recommended- it is a very helpful resource!

    I am currently a doctoral student and this book has been extremely helpful with citing sources, etc.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2013

    An Indispensable Resource

    If you're involved in research, this is the book for you. Information is presented clearly and organized in a user-friendly manner. You don't have to spend hours trying to find how to cite a scholarly journal, an Internet source, or a book chapter. They're right there for you. Just check out the table of contents or the inside cover!

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  • Posted December 11, 2010

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    A must for students writing papers.

    Not the most interesting read but have found the manual most helpful when doing research and writing papers. Essential for every college student.

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  • Posted January 8, 2010

    satisfactory

    Useful for undergrad, and grad students, not to friendly

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2009

    Essential for Graduate Studies

    The newest edition is essential for anyone in grad school.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 26, 2009

    Newest APA Manuel 6th Edition

    This manual is the chosen authority for all college students, professors, and other scholars. It is clear, concise, and easy to follow; it is better organized than the 5th edition which insures that what college students, etc. are searching for regarding proper citation to punctuation to font size is written in orderly, easy-to-find chapters.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 19, 2009

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    New edition improved

    The 6th ed. font and paragraph spacing make reading easier on the eyes. Thankfully, most common features were not changed (hanging paragraph for references, general formatting of references and citations). Those 2 spaces between sentences will make life miserable for a while but generally the new ed. is easier to use and remains an excellent resource for writing with clarity that follows conventions of English.

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