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Academic Writer

Guide for creating and using Academic Writer

APA - 7th Edition

The 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association was published in October 2019. Some departments and instructors may still be using the 6th edition. Please consult your instructor if you are unsure which edition to use. Please note that Academic Writer will not be updated to the 7th edition until August 2, 2020.

What is Academic Writer?

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Academic Writer is a resource produced by the American Psychological Association. It provides all the tools necessary to create properly formatted references and papers. Individual user accounts are not needed to access the Learning Center, but they are required to create and save papers and references.

Off-campus: Best viewed in Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Will not work with Internet Explorer!

Click here to go directly to Academic Writer

Having technical difficulty?

Neither Goodwin's IT department nor the library staff, can help you with certain technical problems you may encounter.

  1. If you cannot login and are receiving a password error, you must click the link to "Retrieve your password." That will generate an email with a password reset. It is important to make note of your password and to remember which email account you used when you created your account. We strongly encourage you to use your Goodwin student email.
  2. If you feel the site is not working properly, and you are not using Internet Explorer, you must use the Academic Writer contact information found at the bottom of their website. You can call 800-374-2722 Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, or you can email Your email will typically receive a response within 24 hours.