Beware of the new APA Publication Manual

This summer the American Psychological Association published the sixth edition of its popular Publication Manual, and it turns out to full of errors —  pretty shocking for a book which tells you how to get all the details and punctuation right when you’re compiling a bibliography.

After receiving a lot of criticism, the APA is doing a revised Second Printing and has apparently now agreed to give buyers of the error-ridden First Printing a replacement copy, starting Nov. 2.  (I will get a replacement for Laidlaw Library’s copy.)

In case you’re curious, the APA has posted a list of the the errors identified in the first printing.

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