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APA Style (7th ed.)

Formatting Your Paper

Set up your document, using:

  • 1 inch or 2.54 cm margins
  • 12 point font
  • Readable font style, such as Times New Roman or Arial
  • Double - spaced


example of a Title page, Body of Essay page, and References page.

Using Microsoft Word Shortcuts

Learn how to quickly add page numbers, insert headers, change font styles, create hanging indents, and more.

Your professor may have different citing expectations than library staff. Always check at the beginning of term and before starting assignments that the citing rules you are using are appropriate for your class.