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Step-by-Step Formatting Instructions

Citation Formatting Links

General APA Resources

Library Database Access

Looking for high-quality sources to cite? This video will show you how to log in to the library databases.

Useful Databases

APA Style Handouts
Step-by-Step APA Formatting Instructions (.pdf, 1301K)

Follow these steps to create a template that you can use for all of your APA-style papers. Each step has a screenshot with arrows to show you what to click on.

Sample APA-style Essay (.pdf, 385K)

This essay by a Zane State College student demonstrates proper use of APA style. Notes on the document explain what you need to know.

Examples of APA-style Headings (.pdf, 188K)

Do you want to use headings to label sections of your paper? This document shows how each level of heading should be formatted. (Note: you may need to check with your instructor to find out if your assignment allows the use of headings.)

How to Format APA Citations (.pdf, 455K)

Learn how to format both in-text and reference page citations.

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