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APA Citation Guide (APA 7th Edition)

This citation guide is based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).The contents are accurate to the best of our knowledge.

What is APA Style

What is APA Citation Style?

In simple terms, APA Style is a set of rules for research papers.

You must cite sources with an in-text citation in the body of your paper and in a full citation in the References List at the end of your paper.

Sample Paper and Checklists

APA Sample Paper:

Helpful Checklists and Guides:

Margins: Add 1 inch margins on all sides.

Header: Starting with your title page, add page numbers at the top right corner of the page. 

Line Spacing: Double-space your text.

Paragraph Alignment & Indentation: Indent the first line of each paragraph by 0.5 inch. Align your paragraphs to the left margin.

Recommended Fonts

  • 11-point Calibri
  • 11-point Arial
  • 10-point Lucida Sans Unicode
  • 12-point Times New Roman
  • 11-point Georgia
  • 10-point Computer Modern

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