Download this APA-formatted Microsoft Word document template. Save it, erase the existing text, and type your text right into the template. Learn how to format a paper in APA format by reading the contents of the template. The References page has been formatted with hanging indents.
This template was approved by the CCC Nursing department (01/2016).
For more examples and explanations, select APA References Examples below.
APA requires you to include DOI numbers for information sources. DOI stands for digital object identifier. The purpose of a DOI number is to make items more easily retrievable. DOIs are typically assigned to scholarly journal articles, though assigning them is optional so they are not always available. If you cannot find a DOI number, then include a permanent URL to the item. Permanent URL links – also called persistent links or stable URLs - are available in every item’s individual database record. They are not the URLs in the address bar at the top of the webpage.
Example: Shotton, M. A. (2016). Computer addiction? A study of computer dependency [Adobe Digital Editions version]. doi:10.3648809/ade/2008
The English department offers an APA style course. It’s a one-credit online course that begins in Week Three. The course was developed for nursing students, but is also appropriate for students in other disciplines who need to develop APA formatting and style skills. The course is offered every term.
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