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Citations: APA Paper Format

Information on why and how to cite your sources using APA & MLA. Includes links to useful tools and tutorials, as well as other citation styles.

APA Style Manual

A copy of this book is also available at the Help Desk.

APA Style Blog

Purdue Owl: APA

Click on the link above to be taken to the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University. The OWL has information on how to format your papers, craft your citations, and provides tutorials on how to do everything in between. 

APA Format in Word 2016

APA Format in Google Docs

Writing Your Paper: APA

Things to know before you begin:

  • Font: Times New Roman 
  • Font Size: 12 point 
  • Margins:  1 inch
  • Paragraphs: All paragraphs (except the Abstract) should be indented.
  • Spacing: All of the text in your paper should be double-spaced.


Typical APA style papers have four main sections:

  1. Title Page
  2. Abstract
  3. Main Body
  4. References

See the boxes below for a breakdown of how each portion should be formatted.

Sample Paper: APA

Title Page: APA

Abstract: APA

Main Body: APA

References: APA

How to Create a Hanging Indent

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