APA Citation Guide
This is an abbreviated guide to formatting your
research paper in APA style and illustrates common citation types in APA
format. For detailed citation rules or
style questions, refer to the Publication
Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, available
at the Information Desk at the Library. You
may also consult the online writing lab at Purdue https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/.
space with 1” margins on all sides.
recommends using 12 point Times New Roman
a “page header” or “running head” at the top of every page. See the example below. Only on the title page will the words,
“Running head” precede the title of your paper.
This is pictured in the Publication
Manual on p.41, Figure 2.1.
the header by inserting page numbers flush right. Follow with the “TITLE OF YOUR PAPER” flush
left, using all capitals. Do not exceed
the title page, center your title in upper and lowercase letters in the upper
half of the page. Beneath the title,
type your name. Beneath your name, type
the name of your college (institutional affiliation). Your paper should include four sections:
Title Page, Abstract, Main Body and References.
Check with your instructor to confirm the requirements.
Running head: TITLE OF MY PAPER 1
OF MY PAPER 2
Sample References, APA
A citation for the same article from a print or electronic
source will vary slightly. Consult the Publication Manual or use the tabs on
NoodleTools (Print, Website, or Database) to create a citation that matches the
format of the source you used.
You will find sample
citations for some of the most common source types on the reverse side.
Sample References, APA
Book in Print
Downing, J. M.
(2013). Essays on the father as caregiver. New York, NY: McGraw Hill.
investigative failures. Retrieved from EBSCO eBook Collection database.
Journal Article from a Database (Academic Search
& Mackey, W. C. (2012). Father presence and educational attainment: Dad as
the catalyst for high school graduations. Education, 133(1),
139-150. Retrieved from Academic Search Complete database. (Accession No.
Newspaper Article from
a Database (National Newspapers Core):
Los Angeles Times, p. AA2. Retrieved
from National Newspapers Core database. (Accession No. 1450129821)
Magazine Article from a
Database (Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection):
(2013, November/December). Do I make you uncomfortable? Psychology Today,
46(6), 70-77. Retrieved from Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection database. (Accession No.
Article from a Website:
Learning as I go. (2009, January). Retrieved
March 12, 2013, from http://www.singlefather.org