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Academic Writer

A guide to help navigate and use APA's Academic Writer

Accessing Academic Writer

Even though you do not need an account to use Academic Writer, we strongly encourage you and your students 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 logo

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.

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Academic Writer Overview - Starting a Paper