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APA Style (7th ed)

Formatting your Paper

NOTE: This page reflects the latest version of the APA Publication Manual (7th ed), which released in October 2019. If you require the previous version, please see APA Style (6th ed)

The Basics

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

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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.