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1 Dr. MaryAnn Butler-Pearson
APA Style Dr. MaryAnn Butler-Pearson

2 APA Style Used for Term papers Research papers Empirical studies
Literature Theoretical articles Methodological articles Case studies

3 Parts of the APA Style Paper
Title Page Abstract Introduction Main Body References Appendices

4 Format Typed/Word Processed Double-spaced
Font with serif - Times New Roman 1 inch margins on all sides

5 Title Page
Running Head - a short title of your paper in capital letters flush left at the top of the page Page Number - flush right at the top of the page Title of Your Paper- no more than 12 words in length Your Name -avoid using titles or degree Your school affiliation

6 ABSTRACT - Abstract
Concise summary of the key points of your research Should be 4 or 5 sentences or about 100 words You may include some “key words” that will help other researchers find your work in databases

7 MAIN BODY Begins on Page 3
Title of paper in capital and lower case letters is centered one line below the running head An introduction to the work is written one line below the title. It is not labeled Do not use first person pronouns. Refer to yourself as “the writer,” “the researcher,” or another form in the 3rd person. used

8 REFERENCES Arrange reference list entries in alphabetical order by the surname of the first author or by title if there is no author. References cited in text must appear in the reference list and vice versa. The only exceptions to this rule are personal communications and secondary sources, which are cited in text only and not included in the reference list.

9 REFERENCES Hanging indents should be used for the reference list entries. This means that all lines after the first line of each entry should be indented one half inch from the left margin Example: Marshall, J. A. (2005). The mental and emotional life of adults. New York, NY: Statue Enterprises.

10 REFERENCES Capitalize only the first letter of the first word in the article or book title. Proper nouns are also capitalized as well as the word following a colon (subtitle). Double space between lines in a reference and between references

11 REFERENCES Journal titles should have every major word capitalized
Italicize journal titles, volume numbers and even the comma following the journal title. Do not italicize issue numbers (i.e., the number which appears in parentheses after the volume number) - Web

12 Web Documents Legal Documents Media REFERENCES

13 REFERENCES Self-citation You must also cite it in your new work
It is plagiarism if you use content from a previous work you created unless you list it in your reference page. You must also cite it in your new work

14 CITATIONS IN TEXT Write the author’s last name followed by a comma followed by the publication years. This information is enclosed in parentheses

15 TABLES AND FIGURES Necessary Double spaced Brief title
Referenced in text of paper

16 APA Websites NEW TO APA? Flash Tutorial on Learning the Basics of APA Style Sample Papers, Appendices and references

17 APA Websites FAMILIAR WITH APA AND NEED INFORMATION ON THE JULY 2009 EDITION CHANGES? References in Text formatting: Auto-formatting of References and Citations :

18 APA Websites

19 References Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) (Last edited by Allen Brizee on October 24th 2009 at 3:07PM). APA Guide. Retrieved October 30, 2009 from address for OWL resource. American Psychological Association (APA) (Last edited July 2009). APA Guide. Retrieved October 30, 2009 from

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