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APA Citation Style (6th edition)

APA Basics

Basic layout and arrangement:

  • double-spaced on 8.5" x 11" with 1" margins on all sides.
  • APA recommends using a 12 pt. serif font (e.g. Times New Roman)
  • references list should be double spaced and the individual entries should have a hanging indent.
  • references list is arranged alphabetically.
  • for the author's first name use only initials Hindle, T. not Hindle, Tim. 
  • corporate author or group - alphabetize by the first significant word of the name.  Use the full name, not an acronym. Example: use Canadian Broadcasting Corporation not CBC.
  • no author? move the title to author position and alphabetize by the first significant word.
  • no date of publication? use the abbreviation (n.d.).

Insert a citation using Word

This is a part of a full Lynda.com course with a series of tips on features in Word. INSERT A CITATION is a 6 minute video on creating and editing references within your paper using the References feature in Word.  

The easiest way to view this video is to first sign in to Lynda.com using your Camosun credentials (C# and password)

IMPORTANT: make sure you are selecting the correct template for the type of resource you are using!