APA Guidelines

APA, 7th Edition – Formatting Your Work 


The Psychology Department promotes the use of American Psychological Association (APA) in its most current version, which is the 7th edition.

Although the following resources are provided to help you with APA formatting, we recommend that you follow your professor’s / instructor’s requests in each of your specific courses. For example, if your professor asks you to use Times New Roman in 12-point font, you should do so even though the APA guide (Student Paper Setup Guide) indicates that many fonts are acceptable. In short, follow your professor’s instructions, your lab instructor’s instructions, and/or your assignment rubrics when there are discrepancies between those instructions and/or rubrics and the guides provided below.

The following links bring you to reputable resources provided by the APA:

Formatting Your Document: Student Paper Setup Guide

Formatting Your Title Page: Student Title Page Guide 
 
Heading Levels Template: Student Paper 

Reference Guide for Journal Articles, Books, and Edited Book Chapters 
 
Common Reference Examples Guide 

Although there are resources provided by the APA in regards to citations, we suggest the following document: Guide for Setting Up In-text Citations