In October 2019 the American Psychological Association released an update to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. This style manual is now in its seventh edition. The information on this page pertains to APA 7 only. If you are looking for information on APA 6, please see:
Things to know before you begin:
Typical APA style papers have four main sections:
See the tabs below for a breakdown of how each portion should be formatted.
Below you will find templates for APA Style papers. Click the link to make a copy of the file.
APA Style Report Templates:
These templates include multiple heading levels and should be used for report style papers.
Below you will find an example of an accurately formatted APA Style student paper.
Place only page numbers in the header.
Your paper should have the full title in bold. Place an extra space beneath the title and before your name.
Your name, your affiliation, the course title, professor’s name, and due date should be double spaced beneath the title.
All of this should be in the center of the title page.
Indent all other paragraphs throughout the body of the paper.
Need help formatting your APA style citations using the 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association? Click the image or link below to go to the citation guide.
To cite this LibGuide use the following templates:
APA: Northern Essex Community College Library. (Date updated). Title of page. Title of LibGuide. URL
MLA: Northern Essex Community College Library. "Title of Page." Title of LibGuide, Date updated, URL.