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APA Title Page

Title: Centered and descriptive
Author: Appears under the title along with the home institution.
Running Header: Shortened title - should be aligned left and in the header with page number

APA Reference Page

  • Contains all references cited within the paper.
  • Items should be alphabetized by the author's last name or title (when no author is available).
  • All items should have hanging indents; the second line and all subsequent lines are indented five space.
    In Microsoft Word, select Paragraph, and then select "Hanging" from the dropdown menu under "Special."
  • Double space with 12-point font and a continuation of paging in the header.

APA Book

James, I. (2007). Hard work: Writing the research paper. London: Haworth Press.
Last name, First initial. (Copyright year). Title of the book: Subtitle of the book. Place of publication: Publisher.

  • If you have more than one place of publication, just pick one.
  • Always go with the most current copyright year.

APA Encyclopedia/Dictionary

"Weather." (2006). The dictionary of weather terminology (4th ed., pp.5-7). New York: Oxford University Press.

Please note: The term "Weather" is the term searched in the dictionary.

APA Journal

Sampson, B, & Smith, A. (2010). Money talks: The art of finance. The Economist, 16(4), 114-119.

APA Magazine

Terrance, A. (2010, March 3). Malaria: The unknown killer of the Amazon. Field Nursing, 14-18.

APA Newspaper

Cor, F. (2010, June 9) Killer bees. The Times, 1a, 4a.

APA Web Page

Sims, B., & Right, D. MMR Vaccination Statistics. Retrieved March 6, 2011, from