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APA Help (7th Ed)

Format Your Paper

Paper Sections

References: Italicize & Capitalize

Italics only apply to:

  • book and e-book titles
  • periodical (journals, magazines, newspapers) titles
  • website / webpage titles
  • dissertation / theses titles
  • report / technical paper titles
  • work of art titles

Periodical (Journal, Magazine, Newspaper) Titles

italicize; capitalize all major words

  • example: Business and Economics Journal

Non-Periodical Titles

only capitalize the first word of the title and subtitle, and all proper nouns

  • book title example: Student cheating and plagiarism in the Internet era: A wake-up call
  • article title example: Toughing it out at Harvard: The making of a woman MBA

Content adapted from University of Maryland Global Campus, "APA 7th Edition Citation Examples: Titles".

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APA 7: Basic Page Formatting

APA 7: Basic Page Formatting

APA 7: Header Formatting

APA 7: Header Formatting

APA 7: Title Page Formatting

APA 7: Title Page Formatting

APA 7: Abstract Formatting

APA 7: Abstract Formatting

APA 7: References Page Formatting

APA 7: References Page Formatting

APA 7: Annotated Bibliography Formatting

APA 7: Annotated Bibliography Formatting

APA 7: Headings on a Complex Table

APA 7: Headings on a Complex Table

Figures and Tables

Figure or Table?

Figure or Table?

Figure & Table Placement

Figure & Table Placement

Table Formatting: Label, Title, & Body

Table Formatting: Label, Title, & Body

Adjusting Your Table Formatting

Adjusting Your Table Formatting