Publication year goes between parentheses, followed by a period.
For the title of the article, only the first word and proper nouns in the title are capitalized.
The periodical title has normal capitalization followed by the volume number which is italicized along with the title. Fundamentals for preparing psychology journal articles. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 55, 893-896.
Then list page numbers of the article you reference in your paper. The exact information included in each citation as well as the format might vary depending on what source material you are citing, whether it be an article in a magazine, newspaper, journal, book or electronic source.
You might include your research methods, questions, participants, results, data analysis and conclusions.
The abstract should be a 150-250 word double-spaced single paragraph.It allows your readers to locate any source you cite in the body of your paper.Label your list “References” at the top of your list, centered (do not bold, underline or italicize).APA Style requires you to cite the sources of your paper in two ways: by maintaining a References page and by including in-text citations.References Page The References page appears at the end of your paper.First person point of view is allowed when discussing your research steps and methods (“I calculated…”). Go heavy but remain accurate on details of your findings.Active voice is preferred over passive (“We interpreted the results” vs. Avoid bias in your word choices and avoid poetic and figurative language.The APA publishes the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association which offers advice on choosing headings, tables figures and tone to help aid in the construction of your paper. Some branches of The Library have copies of this handbook in their reference collection, meaning you can only use it when you are in that library. Your title page will first include your running head (the title of your paper) along with the proper title of the paper, your name, and your school or professional affiliation and will be double-spaced.Your running head will appear flush left at the top of the page as follows: Running head: TITLE OF YOUR PAPER (capital letters) Page number 1 will be flush right of the running head.Your reference page will be double-spaced just like the rest of the paper.More specifics on how to format your References page will follow.