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Academic Writer

Academic Writer helps with learning the APA Style rules found in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edition.

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.

For faculty, you can also integrate Academic Writer into Canvas.

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Even though you do not need an account to use Academic Writer, we strongly encourage students and faculty to make one. With an account, you can create and manage references in the Reference Center and work on papers in the Writing Center.


1. Go to Academic Writer

2. Select "Welcome" > "Login" > "Create an Account"

3. Fill in the required fields and use your Duquesne email 

4. Select "Create Account"

Academic Writer Overview - Starting a Paper