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Library Services and Resources for Distance Education Students: APA

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APA Style Guide

APA for visual learners

Understanding APA

American Psychological Association (APA) style is widely used in psychology, political science and social sciences.

APA paper format

APA paper format

  • Double-space your paper
  • Use 12 point Times Roman font
  • Your major paper sections should include: Title page, Abstract, Main Body, and Reference Page

 

In-Text Citations: APA

In-text citation reference a source inside the body of your research paper.

*Source i.e., journal, magazine, newspaper, book, website, etc.

In-text citation support facts in your paper.

In-text citations consist of the surname(s) of the author(s) and the year of publication.

  • If there is no author, use the title (or a short form of the title, if it is lengthy) and the year. Titles that are italicized in the reference list are italicized in text; titles that are not italicized in the reference list appear in quotation marks.
  • If there is no date, use “n.d.” (without quotation marks) instead.