Frequently Asked Questions About APA Style CENTRAL®

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How do I access APA Style CENTRAL?

APA Style CENTRAL is available exclusively to institutions. Check with your library to see if you have access.

Librarians: To schedule a demonstration or free 30-day trial for your institution, contact your APA Representative or email APA Style CENTRAL Customer Support.

At this time, individual subscriptions are not available.

Do I still need a copy of the Publication Manual?

Although all of the content from the Publication Manual is included in APA Style CENTRAL, the two products serve different needs. APA Style CENTRAL is designed for in-depth learning and to guide you through the research and writing process. If you find it useful to have a resource with an index to quickly look up a guideline or a reference type, the Publication Manual is still a good resource to have on hand.

Does APA Style CENTRAL automatically correct my formatting mistakes?

No. APA Style CENTRAL was designed to guide you in appropriate application of APA Style. APA Style CENTRAL can call attention to potential issues such as orphaned headings and references and table and figure matching. APA Style CENTRAL will automatically format some APA Style components such as the title page and running head. Items that are automatically formatted can be edited when you export the paper to a Microsoft Word document.

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Who do I contact for further assistance?

APA offers customer support via email and telephone. If you contact us outside of normal business hours we will respond as soon as we reopen.

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