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Citations: APA Style (7th ed.)

How to create a document and cite using APA, 7th edition.

Formatting

  • Paper title also appears at the top of the first page of text, bold and centered.
  • When you start each new paragraph, hit the Tab key once to indent the first line.

Content

Now, you'll start writing whatever it is you're supposed to address, which will depend on your professor's specifications for the assignment.

Always include in-text citations whenever you're doing a research paper, as close to the referenced information as you can get it (typically at the end of the same sentence). Refer to the page in this guide about In-Text Citations for more information and examples.

Headings & Sub-Headings

Level Format
1

Centered, Bold, Upper Case and Lower Case Heading

     Begin writing the text as a new paragraph. 

2

Flush Left, Bold, Upper Case and Lower Case Heading

     Begin writing the text here as a new paragraph. 

3

Flush Left, Bold Italic, Upper Case and Lower Case Heading

     Begin writing the text here as a new paragraph.

4

     Indented, Bold, Upper Case and Lower Case Heading, Ending With a Period. Begin writing

the text on the same line and continue as a regular paragraph.

5

     Indented, Bold Italic, Upper Case and Lower Case Heading, Ending With a Period. Begin

writing the text on the same line and continue as a regular paragraph.