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Purdue OWL APA Guidelines
Click here to watch an ERC tutorial about abstracts
APA In-text Citations
Check Purdue OWL to be sure you're using in-text citation correctly.
Check Purdue OWL to see how to list your references correctly.
Why Use APA?
APA Style is similar to MLA Style, but there are notable differences. APA Style includes a cover page and abstract (but be sure to ask your instructor).
You're probably wondering what in the world a "running head" is. . .well, the running head is a shortened version of your paper's title. The running head cannot exceed 50 characters, including spacing.
Watch the ERC tutorial to learn how to insert a running head into your paper.
For your list of sources, you should include a References page.
Each citation style refers to the list of sources by a different title.
Differences between MLA and APA
The Most Noticable Changes in APA 7th ed.