This guide has been written in accordance with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA Manual) 6th edition. If you require more information please refer to the publication.
If you are using the APA format for your essay, use double-spacing on standard-sized paper (8.5” x 11”). Margins should be 1” on all sides. The recommended font size is 12pt. and the preferred font is Times New Roman. Your paper should have a page header or “running head” at the top of every page. The running head should not be more than 50 characters, and can be a shortened version of the title of your paper. After the title page, there should be an abstract of about 150 -200 words of your paper. (Refer to page 41 of the APA Manual)
When using APA formatting style, in-text citations use the author-date system. When you cite a source within the text remember that there must be a corresponding listing of that source in your reference list.
The following chart is an excerpt from the APA Publication Manual (p. 177). For more examples refer to pages 174 - 179 of the manual.
1. Author/s 2. (Year of publication). 3. Title of article. 4. Title of journal, Vol. num(issue num. if available), pages.
Klug, J. R. (2014). Spotlight on frontotemporal dementia. Nursing 2014 44(8), 55-58.
1. Author/s and/or editor/s, 2. (Year of publication). 3. Title of book. 4. Publication information.
Jotlikoff, L. J. (2007). The healthcare fix. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
1. Author 2. (Date published). 3. Title of work. 4. Title of online periodical, Vol. num(issue num, if available), pages.
Lantz, P. M. (2008). Gender and leadership in healthcare administration: 21st century progress and challenges. Journal of Healthcare Management, 53(5), 291-301. Retrieved from http://libraries.maine.edu/mainedatabases/authmaine.asp?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=34724895&site=ehost-live
For more examples, refer to Chapter 7 of the APA Manual 6th edition (pages 193-224)