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Research Paper Resources- APA Style: Creating an Outline and Formatting

This guide provides links to library and web resources for outlining, formatting, and citing research papers using the American Psychological Association (APA) citation style.

Want to create an outline or format your paper?

The following links provide examples of creating an outline to help organize your thoughts and check the flow of your paper and resources for formatting in APA style.

Getting Started With APA Style: Manuscript Format

Learn the basics of APA Style, including how to format a manuscript, understand the form and function of common manuscript parts, organize and express your thoughts clearly and precisely, employ the mechanics of style, use graphic elements effectively, credit sources and acknowledge the contributions of others, and construct a comprehensive and reliable reference list.


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The APA Style Manual

There is a copy of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association on reserve at the iDesk for in-library use. 

Mastering APA Formatting

Below is a recording of a research workshop on  APA citation style and formatting. Click on the image to view