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Note: This page reflects the latest version of the APA Publication Manual (i.e., APA 7), which released in October 2019. The equivalent resource for the older APA 6 style can be found here.

The APA poster available via the links below is a printable file you may download and print for use in classrooms and writing centers, or as a personal reference. Please keep in mind that, as a print-quality resource (120 dpi), the poster file is large, so it may take a while to download. You may adjust the print size of the poster from your print menu. Without adjustment, the poster is approximately 27 x 36 inches.

Because the poster is quite large, standard printers cannot print the full-size poster. If you do not have access to a printer that can print large documents, contact a local print shop to print the poster. The Purdue OWL cannot grant requests to print and mail posters.

If you do not have access to a print shop to print the poster, please print the other APA pages available in this section individually, as these are formatted for printing on standard 8.5 x 11 inch paper. Go to resource you would like to print, scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click "Full Resource for Printing."

Also please note that this poster only contains basic APA guidelines. For detailed instructions, please browse the complete OWL APA resources. Here is a good starting place.

The Purdue OWL APA Classroom Poster was originally developed by Kate Bouwens for the Purdue Professional Writing - Purdue OWL Internship class, English 490, in spring 2009. It was updated to reflect the APA 7 guidelines in winter 2019 by Rachel Atherton.

For your convenience, the poster is now available both as a .jpg and as a .png file. The .jpg file is larger and higher-quality. As such, it may require longer to download.


Purdue OWL APA Classroom Poster (.JPG) 


Purdue OWL APA Classroom Poster (.PNG)