APA Style in 7th Edition - First names written out in bibliography - Looking for help

Hey all,

for my masters thesis I need a modified version of the APA Stlye in 7th edition:
In the bibliography, the first names should be written out too, and not only the last names (middle name - if existing - in initials). Furthermore the entry types "website", "document" and "blog-post" should contain the date of access in square brackets after the URL like: https://forums.zotero.org/post/discussion [Zugriff am 21.11.2020]

Is this citation style already existing or can somebody help me programming it? (Sadly I'm not able to change it on my own in the citation-style editor.)

Big thanks in advance!

Jana from Germany
  • Middle names initialized but not first is not possible in CSL, though most citation data only includes initials anyway.

    Are those the only two changes needed from the stock APA 7th edition? Should the style just be in German or also allow English?

    Do you have a link to the style guide for your program? What university and program is it?
  • Hello bwiernik,

    thanks for your response.

    Okay, no problem wenn the middle name isn't initialized - most important is that the first name is written out.

    The style should be in German.

    I'm at Stuttgart Media University but we don't have official regulations there concerning the citation style. I have chosen APA for my master thesis and my Professor is fine with it, but wants the first names written out (and we need the date of access at Stuttgart Media University).
  • There is already this style for HdM Stuttgart that is quite close to APA and meets your other requirements: https://www.zotero.org/styles/stuttgart-media-university

    Would that work for you?
  • I found this style before - the style of the bibliography is perfect like that. But the problem is that it has foot notes and not in-text citation like APA. And I don't want foot notes, I want the citation directly in text, at the end of each cited sentence.
    That's why this doesn't work out. A combination of the bibliography of the HdM Stuttgart citation style and the in-text citation of APA style would be perfect.
  • Oh, okay, that’s easy enough to do. I will make that style for you tomorrow.
  • Perfect, thank you a lot!
  • Hey @bwiernik , have you been able to take up the quote style yet? No hurry, I'd just like to know if it's going to work.
  • Yes, tomorrow morning (US holidays slowed things down)
  • Hey @bwiernik , maybe I should start a new request? Maybe somebody else can help me.
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