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Publication Manual of the APA
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APA Quick Facts
Reasons for citing sources:
- To show the source of your information
- To enable others to locate your sources
- To give credit to the author who created a body of information
- To provide authoritative support for your arguments
Basic components of a citation:
(Author, Year of Publication)
Example: (Smith, 1943)
Author. (Year of Publication). Title. Publisher information.
Example: Smith, B. (1943). A tree grows in Brooklyn. New York, NY: Harper Collins. (6th ed.)
Smith, B. (1943). A tree grows in Brooklyn. Harper Collins. (7th ed.)
- Header includes page numbers on the top right beginning with page 1 on title page
- Margins are 1 inch on all sides
- Paragraphs are double spaced
- Font is 12pt Times New Roman or Calibri size 11pt, Arial 11pt, Lucida Sans Unicode 10pt, and Georgia 11pt
- Text is center aligned and on top half of page
- Full title of the paper
- Author name(s)
- Include course#, institution and professor's name
- Left aligned. No indent.
- No more than 250 words
- Word Abstract is in title case, bolded and centered at top of page
- The first line of each paragraph is indented 1/2 inch
- Section headings to organize content (see p. 48 of manual)
- Title of paper is in title case, bolded and centered at top of first page
- Do not manually divide words at the end of a line
- "References" is capitalized, bolded and centered at top of page
- Hanging indent on each reference entry
- Left aligned
- Organized alphabetically by the first letter in each reference entry
- No longer use "Retrieved from" for website reference
In Text Citation Tutorial APA 7
How to Write a Research Proposal in APA Version 7
Both the library catalog and Google Scholar will create citations for you in APA, MLA, AMA and more. Always remember to double-check any computer-generated citations.
Library Catalog: Click on tab inside catalog record for your source.
Google Scholar--Click on tab on the bottom left inside source box.
: Click on Start now and type in a title, URL, ISBN or another identifier. BibGuru has APA samples, explanations, and links for more APA help.
Helpful Documents for APA Version 7