A Guide to APA Formatting

BSHS English/Science Resource

What is APA?

APA is the acronym for the American Psychological Association. APA Style was designed by scientists for scientific writing. This format provides a standardized format for



  • term papers
  • research reports
  • literature reviews
  • etc.


The APA format is the preferred format in the sciences, education, and business areas of study.


Required Sections of Your APA Scientific Research Paper

  1. Title Page
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Introduction
  4. Research
  5. Lab Report
  6. Conclusion
  7. References


BSHS APA Science Research Project Formatting Guide

This a downloadable PDF of the APA Powerpoint. Please open it in Paperport Notes. This will allow you to take notes on the individual slides.

APA Word Formatting Guide

APA Format Setup in Word 2010 UPDATED
Purdue OWL: APA Formatting: Reference List Basics
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Create individual citations here. You would then copy and paste the formatted citation into your document.

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