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Liberal Studies 495: APA Style

Note on APA 7th Edition Resources

For information on the latest 7th edition of APA, please see our APA Resources Page. This guide reflects information for the 6th edition of the APA Manual.

Font - does it matter?

Font - Times New Roman

Size - 12 point

Nothing else!

Margins, Spacing, and more..

Margins - 1 inch at top, bottom, left, and right

Spacing - entire paper double spaced

Alignment - flush left

Paragraph indentations - 1/2 inch, 5 to 7 spaces

Order - Title Page, Abstract, Body, References, Appendices, and Tables

What is APA?

APA refers to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition which provides a guide to formatting, in-text citing, and reference page for research papers.  APA is the style typically used in the social and behavioral sciences.  APA Style was first published in 1929.


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