How to Cite in APA Style
Practice Citation & APA
Formatting Your Paper in APA
Please use the template to create your APA style paper. It will help you set up your cover page, abstract, headings, running head, and references list. Note: If your instructor has asked for special formatting (such as no author's note), the template may be changed to suit your needs.
APA defers to the Bluebook for legal citations. There is a section in the APA manual for legal citations, but if you would like to go directly to the source, please find it here:
APA Paper Checklist
Have I evaluated my resources to see:
Have I included an in-text, or parenthetical, citation every time:
I quoted a source directly?
I rearranged information from a source into my own words (called paraphrasing)?
I included an opinion or thought that was not my own (from a class lecture, email, personal conversation, etc)?
Do my parenthetical citations include:
Is my References list:
Have I included all sections and components that my instructor requires:
Is my paper formatted properly with: