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Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association [Paperback]

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July 6 2009 1433805618 978-1433805615 6


Details on the corrections to the first printing of the APA Publication Manual, as well as corrected papers are available athttp://apastyle.org/

The first printing of the manual is no longer being distributed, and the second printing has these corrections included.

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The "Publication Manual" is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, and educators. Although it is specifically designed to help writers in the behavioral sciences and social sciences, anyone who writes non-fiction prose can benefit from its guidance. The newly-revised Sixth Edition has not only been rewritten. It has also been thoroughly rethought and reorganized, making it the most user-friendly "Publication Manual" the APA has ever produced. You will be able to find answers to your questions faster than ever before. When you need advice on how to present information, including text, data, and graphics, for publication in any type of format - such as college and university papers, professional journals, presentations for colleagues, and online publication - you will find the advice you're looking for in the "Publication Manual". When you purchase the Publication Manual, you are purchasing more than a book. You are also gaining access to an extensive Web site totally devoted to your writing concerns. The site is updated regularly, so the latest information will be always at your fingertips. The Sixth Edition proffers the latest thinking on providing reference formats for new technologies and online sources, essential to today's research process.The extent and severity of the errors in the sixth edition of the Publication Manual have been greatly exaggerated. The first printing of the manual is correct, accurate, and fully functional in all areas except for 4 sample papers which have been corrected and are posted on the web for download.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars APA Manual Nov. 26 2010
By Lincoln
The APA Manual was supposed to be easier to use for anyone who had to write in APA- it ISN'T. In fact it is harder to use because it doesn't identify the changes from the previous edition. The only good thing is that I bought it coil-bound so it's easier to use, just open it to the page. I bought it because I have to, not because I wanted to.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
By wrcr
What has happened to the reviews of the APA 6th edition that warned buyers that they would receive the flawed July 2009 printing if they shopped on Amazon? The consensus was that to get the 2nd printing (with errors corrected), you would need to buy direct from APA. I did just that and last week received the flawed 1st printing from APA themselves. The blurb on this site says that the number of errors has been exaggerated and that they fill 4 pages which can be downloaded from the APA site. Check the APA site and you'll see that the errors fill 8 tightly-spaced pages. Yet, APA continues to sell the faulty edition. In response to my complaint, they've offered to replace the two flawed copies they sent but first I must pay the costs of mailing the books back to them . . .
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unhappy Sept. 3 2013
By Student
This book is not well organized. It is difficult to find information that is needed, and as a student who has been using this book for three years now for my nursing degree, I find it very frustrating. Many times our class has had discussions with instructors after papers have been marked and it's because this book is telling us the wrong information. Many of us had never written in APA before buying this manual so it's hard for us to know. I am not happy with using this book overall, I find it difficult to locate information. I probably have about 10 sticky notes and folded pages for things that I normally forget but always seem to have to look up because they are so important. It is hard to find all of these topics even though they are used frequently, so I marked all of the pages to save time. I bought my version from the university bookstore so I don't think it matters much who you buy it from.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Joanne
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
I was very disappointed in the copy that I received it is improperly formatted. It goes from page 154-195 and then back to 155. It is very confusing and I had highlighted in the book prior to realizing this so it is not even able to be returned! LOVE the book HATE the copy I received through Amazon. BUY directly from APA for this one!!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
What can you say about a citation and style manual? It has information. It's ok. I think they need a bigger section on electronic sources. I had to look up how to cite the majority of electronic sources online.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful tool for writing Jan. 31 2014
This is an explicit manual for APA style writing and I appreciate Amazon has sent me the most recent edition of the manual as I know there were errors on previous ones.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Have March 18 2013
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
I bought this manual as part of my textbook purchases for university. This manual is a must have for anyone writing APA formatted work. The Spiral bound book is great for staying on pages and easily locating information.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have (for some) Sept. 22 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I really appreciate having an electronic version because I can "search" it and find what I need very quickly. It's crucial to have/reference/read for many students and researchers
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