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Social Policy and Politics - HMNS 207 - Gutshall-Seidman

APA Basics

APA style is an editorial style commonly used by writers and students in the Business, Nursing, and Behavioral and Social Sciences (including Education, Psychology, Sociology, Economics, and Criminology) disciplines.
Links on this page refer to guidelines from the most recent APA Style Guide, 7th edition. Please confirm with your instructor which edition to use. 

Resources for APA

Complete style guide with formatting guidelines and works cited entry formats:

For how to cite specific types of sources:

Print a one-page APA Citation Guide

Formatting Your Paper

The video below will walk you through how to format your APA style paper. Note that the list of citations at the end is incorrectly titled Works Cited. In APA format, it should be called References.


Formatting a Running Head

This video demonstrates how to format a running head and page numbers for APA format.


Use Noodletools to save your sources, take notes, and generate a works cited page.

At the Sign in screen, select the option to Sign in / Register using Microsoft 365.

screenshot of Noodletools login screen

If you are not already logged in to Lion's Den or the library's databases, you will be prompted to enter your RVCC email or G# and password. Follow the prompts to log in using your RVCC password.

How to create a new project in NoodleTools

This video walks through the steps of starting a new project (video has no sound). 

Be sure to select Advanced for citation level when you start your own projects.


More tips on using NoodleTools