Learning Resource System

APA Formatting

All papers must be formatted according to American Psychological Association (APA) standards. This includes the following:

  • A title page with a Running Head
  • A header with the title and the page number
  • In-text citations
  • A reference list
  • Double-spaced, 12-point font, with 1-inch margins
  • Times New Roman or Arial font

Full details of APA formatting can be found in the Publication Manual of the American Psycholgical Association

Please see this APA powerpoint slide presentation for detailed information on formatting your citations and reference list.

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) is also a great resource for help with APA formatting, and has guidelines for all of the components of a paper. View this  sample paper as a guide, but please note that it includes additional elements that are not used in essays for Stanbridge University. You can also ask for assistance at the Learning Resource Center, through e-mail to librarian@stanbridge.edu or by phone at (949) 794-9090 ext. 5141.