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Nursing Program - RN Information Literacy: APA Citation

APA Style Manual, 7th Edition

APA Citation Style

Some common features of APA style (7th ed) formatted papers include:

  • Times New Roman font (or other accepted Serif or Sans Serif font)
  • 12-point size text preferred
  • One inch margins, half inch paragraph indent
  • Title page and abstract
  • Running head with page numbers (title in running head optional for students in 7th edition, but all caps if included) 
  • Double spaced 
  • In-text citations
  • The first in-text citation of a work by more than two authors may list only the first author, followed by “et al.”
  • References page at the end: 
    • alphabetical order by author's last name (or title if author unknown)
    • hanging indents