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LRCG: Library Research Consultation Guide

APA Inclusive Language Guidelines

These guidelines aim to raise awareness, guide learning, and support the use of culturally sensitive terms, and phrases that center the voices, and perspectives of those who are often marginalized or stereotyped.


Three Key Things you Should Know about the APA Inclusive Language Guidelines

“In an effort to build a common vocabulary, APA has introduced the inclusive language guidelines—a place to find the most relevant language to use when communicating about equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).”

Please note:  “The inclusive language guidelines are meant to be used in conjunction with, not in place of, the bias-free language guidelines in Chapter 5 of the Publication Manual.”