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What is APA?
APA stands for the American Psychological Association, and it provides rules for how to format your paper, cite sources in text, and cite sources in your references list. This guide will introduce you to the most basic rules that you will need to know. For a full list of the rules, consult the Publication Manual of the APA (6th ed.). Copies are available at Smith Library, the Wanek Center Learning Commons, and the School of Education Resource Center.
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APA Style: Quick Citation Guide
The library's quick guide to APA with just the basics on paper formatting and reference list citations.
APA Paper Template
This Word document is set up with a running head, page numbers, and hanging indents on the reference page. You may use this to help you structure your paper according to APA formatting guidelines.
Sample APA paper
This sample paper will show you how to format your paper in APA style, including the placement of the running head, margin size, font, and font size. The paper will also provide examples of in-text and reference list citations.
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This guide was adopted from the APA Formatting Style Guide created by Leecy Barnett at Lynn University.