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Citation Guides: APSA Style

Quick reference to frequently used citation formats for APA, APSA, Chicago/Turabian, and MLA styles. For more information, please reach out to you Friendly Lanier Tech Librarian.

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APSA style format can be complex.  For more information on how to cite other common sources or for more in depth explanations of citation formats, please open the pdf below, refer to the official APSA Guide (found in your campus library and www.apsanet.org/stylemanual), or consult with your instructor or campus librarian.

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APSA print book citation format with example.

Electronic Book

APSA electronic book format with example.

Scholarly Article from a Library Database

APSA scholarly article from a library database citation format with example.

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APSA video format with example.

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General Format Requirements

Margins:  1" on all four edges of the page

Font:  Choose a single, readable, and widely available font such as Times New Roman or Arial. In general, use the equivalent of at least ten-point Arial or twelve-point Times New Roman for the body of the text. (Some fonts like Arial, take up more space on a line and appear larger than other fonts at the same point size.

Spacing and Indentation:  Double-space all text in paper except the following items, which should be single-spaced:  block quotations, table titles and figure captions, and lists in appendixes

The following items should be single-spaced but with a blank line between each item:  certain elements in the from matter, including the table of contents and any list of figures, tables, or abbreviations, footnotes or endnotes, and bibliographies or reference lists

For single spacing, a setting of up to 1.15 lines may be allowed. Put only one space, not two, between sentences. Use tabs or indents rather than spaces for paragraph indentation and to adjust other content requiring consistent alignment.*

*pp.384-385, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers, 9th. ed.