APA Formatting and Style Guide. Summary: APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in- text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed., 2nd printing).
Contributors: Joshua M. Paiz, Elizabeth Angeli, Jodi Wagner, Elena Lawrick, Kristen Moore, Michael Anderson, Lars Soderlund, Allen Brizee, Russell Keck. Last Edited: 2. 01. Please use the example at the bottom of this page to cite the Purdue OWL in APA.
Want to watch this again later? Sign in to add this video to a playlist. How to format a paper according to APA (6th edition) standards in Microsoft Word. APA Documentation Guide. This section provides a quick resource for citing references in papers using the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American. APA Format Template: Title of Paper Goes Here Not. The body of the text is typically divided into sections with headings such as. APA Format 6th Edition.
To see a side- by- side comparison of the three most widely used citation styles, including a chart of all APA citation guidelines, see the Citation Style Chart. You can also watch our APA vidcast series on the Purdue OWL You. Tube Channel. General APA Guidelines. Your essay should be typed, double- spaced on standard- sized paper (8.
You should use a clear font that is highly readable. APA recommends using 1.
SAMPLE FOR STUDENTS 3 Sample APA Paper for Students Interested in Learning APA Style Before getting started you will notice some things about this paper.
Times New Roman font. Include a page header (also known as the "running head") at the top of every page.
Click on the link above in the Media box to download the pdf handout, APA Sample Paper. This video will show you how to set up your paper following correct APA format guidelines in Microsoft Word 2010 for PC. This specific video focuses on. After consulting with publication specialists at the APA, OWL staff learned that the APA 6th edition, first printing sample papers have incorrect examples of Running. Lesley University Libraries Research Guides. APA Format. APA 6th Edition. Now available for Kindle! The rules of APA Style ®, detailed in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, offer sound guidance for writing.
To create a page header/running head, insert page numbers flush right. Then type "TITLE OF YOUR PAPER" in the header flush left using all capital letters. The running head is a shortened version of your paper's title and cannot exceed 5. Major Paper Sections. Your essay should include four major sections: the Title Page, Abstract, Main Body, and References.
Title Page. The title page should contain the title of the paper, the author's name, and the institutional affiliation. Include the page header (described above) flush left with the page number flush right at the top of the page.
Please note that on the title page, your page header/running head should look like this: Running head: TITLE OF YOUR PAPERPages after the title page should have a running head that looks like this: TITLE OF YOUR PAPERAfter consulting with publication specialists at the APA, OWL staff learned that the APA 6th edition, first printing sample papers have incorrect examples of Running heads on pages after the title page. This link will take you to the APA site where you can find a complete list of all the errors in the APA's 6th edition style guide. Type your title in upper and lowercase letters centered in the upper half of the page. APA recommends that your title be no more than 1. Your title may take up one or two lines. All text on the title page, and throughout your paper, should be double- spaced. Beneath the title, type the author's name: first name, middle initial(s), and last name.
Do not use titles (Dr.) or degrees (Ph. D). Beneath the author's name, type the institutional affiliation, which should indicate the location where the author(s) conducted the research. Image Caption: APA Title Page. Abstract. Begin a new page. Your abstract page should already include the page header (described above). On the first line of the abstract page, center the word “Abstract” (no bold, formatting, italics, underlining, or quotation marks). Beginning with the next line, write a concise summary of the key points of your research.
Do not indent.) Your abstract should contain at least your research topic, research questions, participants, methods, results, data analysis, and conclusions. You may also include possible implications of your research and future work you see connected with your findings. Your abstract should be a single paragraph double- spaced. Your abstract should be between 1.
You may also want to list keywords from your paper in your abstract. To do this, indent as you would if you were starting a new paragraph, type Keywords: (italicized), and then list your keywords. Listing your keywords will help researchers find your work in databases. Image Caption: APA Abstract Page. Please see our Sample APA Paper resource to see an example of an APA paper.
You may also visit our Additional Resources page for more examples of APA papers. How to Cite the Purdue OWL in APAIndividual Resources. Contributors' names and the last edited date can be found in the orange boxes at the top of every page on the OWL. Contributors' names (Last edited date). Title of resource.
Retrieved from http: //Web address for OWL resource. Angeli, E., Wagner, J., Lawrick, E., Moore, K., Anderson, M., Soderlund, L., & Brizee, A. May 5). General format. Retrieved from http: //owl.