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Arrupe College: APA

Primary Style or Format Guide

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association.  6th ed.
Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, c2010.

Lewis Reference and Main Stacks, also in Lewis Course Reserves.
BF76.7 .P83 2010

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Hoonuit (Formerly Known as Atomic Learning) is an online, on demand, training site that offers over 50,000 tutorial videos on over 250 technology applications, including Microsoft, Adobe and APA. Atomic Learning offers 39 short APA 6 tutorials with either Word 2010 and 2013.  After you sign into Hoonuit (Formerly Known as Atomic Learning) with your Loyola UVID  search for APA and select the version of Word you use to see a list of the tutorials.

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APA Uses and Tips

APA (American Psychological Association) is most commonly style within the behavioral and social sciences .

General Document Guidelines include:

  • Margins should be one inch on all sides (top, bottom, left, right)
  • Double-space throughout the paper, including the title page, abstract, body of the document, references, appendixes, footnotes, tables, and figure captions.
  • Space once after all punctuation,  including at the ends of sentences.
  • All text lines should be allighned left (creating an uneven right margin)
  • Paragraphs should be indented 5-7 spaces
  • Page numbers appear one inch from the right edge of the paper on the first line of every page (except Figures), beginning with the title page
  • The first two or three words of the paper title appear five spaces to the left of the page number on every page (except Figures), beginning with the title page. Manuscript page headers are used to identify manuscript pages during the editorial process. Using most word processors, the manuscript page header and page number can be inserted into a header, which then automatically appears on all pages.
  • Order of paper elements: Title Page, Abstract, Body, References, Appendixes, Footnotes, Tables, Figure Captions, Figures

APA Video

This video, by Dr. David Taylor, covers the basics of APA Style.

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