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1 APA Formatting

2 Title Page Title of Paper Student Name Pearsall High School
The title page does not have a header (even though it is page 1). Must be centered in the middle of the page. Example: Title of Paper Student Name Pearsall High School

3 Header Title on left Page # is on right Example: The System

4 Basic Rules for Reference Page
Title is “Reference Page” Font is 12 pt Times New Roman for every part of your paper (including your title page). The body of the paper is labeled page 2.

5 Basic Rules All lines after the first line of each entry in your reference list should be indented one-half inch from the left margin. This is called hanging indentation. Authors' names are inverted (last name first); give the last name and initials for all authors of a particular work for up to and including seven authors. If the work has more than seven authors, list the first six authors and then use ellipses (…) after the sixth author's name. After the ellipses, list the last author's name of the work. Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work.

6 Basic Rules Capitalize all major words in journal titles.
When referring to books, chapters, articles, or Web pages, capitalize only the first letter of the first word of a title and subtitle, the first word after a colon or a dash in the title, and proper nouns. Do not capitalize the first letter of the second word in a hyphenated compound word. Italicize titles of longer works such as books and journals. Do not italicize, underline, or put quotes around the titles of shorter works such as journal articles or essays in edited collections

7 Books Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher. Example: Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Note: For "Location," you should always list the city and the state using the two letter postal abbreviation without periods (New York, NY).

8 Article from an Online Periodical
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Online Periodical, volume number(issue number if available). Retrieved from Example: Bernstein, M. (2002). 10 tips on writing the living Web. A list apart: For people who make websites, 149. Retrieved from

9 Online Database Author Last Name, Author First Initial. Title of the article. In Title of the overall website. Retrieved from URL with record ID Rinzler, C. Thrombophlebitis. In Health Reference Center. Retrieved from D= :WE48&SID=5&iPin= COSPLA0332&SingleRecord=True

10 Online Encyclopedia Article title. (Date of Publication). In Encyclopedia Title. Retrieved from Complete Permanent URL. Example: Feminism. (n.d.). In Encyclopædia Britannica online. Retrieved from

11 Nonperiodical Web Document, Web Page, or Report
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of document. Retrieved from address Example: Angeli, E., Wagner, J., Lawrick, E., Moore, K., Anderson, M., Soderland, L., & Brizee, A. (2010, May 5). General format. Retrieved from

12 Accessing the Resources
To access these from home or school Go to the PHS website Click on “Library Database Resources” (on left) Choose the resource you would like to use Log in using the correct username and password

13 What do the Resources Look Like?
Facts on File Encyclopedia Britannica

14 Why use the Databases? Good, reliable, timely information
Most articles are already cited for you in APA format Easily accessible and free for you to use

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