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APA Guide

This guide contains information to help you cite your sources in APA format.

Creating the Header for APA

In the 7th edition of APA, they have separate format for "student papers" that doesn't require a full header. Instead, it only requires the page number to appear in the top-right corner of each page.

Use the following directions to set up your paper with a page number in this format using Microsoft Word.  Also, check out our sample paper to see an example

  1. Insert Header – Click the “Insert” tab.
  2. Click "Page Number" from the Insert menu.
  3. Then select the "Top of Page" option,
  4. Then "Plain Number 3" (the one on the right side of the page).