What is APA7 format? (margins, fonts, cover page, running heads, body, References page, hanging indents, use of capital letter on the References page, et What are the basic rules of in-text citation for APA7 (author date method)?. Offer an example of an in-text citation in APA7 style. You may use an example from your research or create an example using your own writing and sources. What are the basic rules for the References page(s) in APA7 style? Offer an example Reference page entry in APA style. You may use an example from your research example using your own writing and sources

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The APA 7 format is the latest in the American Psychological Association's style guides for formatting academic papers and citing sources. Let's take a look at some of its features and construct a sample in-text citation and reference page entry.

APA 7 calls for one inch margins on all four sides as well as a legible font. Running heads at the top of each page provide either a page number alone (for student papers) or a page number and paper title (for professional papers). The cover or title page in APA 7 format provides the paper's title and the author's name. Students should add the instructor's name, course title and number, and due date. Professionals add an institutional affiliation and an author's note. An abstract page follows the cover page.

The body of the APA 7 paper begins with the paper's title in bold and centered at the top of the first page, may contain headings (centered and bold) and subheadings (in italics at the left margin), and is double spaced.

The references page is titled “References” in bold and centered. The items are listed in alphabetical order according to the author's last name. The first line of each item is at the left margin, but any subsequent lines are indented. Only the first letter of a title is capitalized, although the first word after a dash or colon is also capitalized, as are proper nouns.

In-text citation in APA 7 provides the author's last name and the year of publication if you are referring to an idea from the source. If you are directly quoting or paraphrasing a source, you will use the author's last name, the year of publication, and the page number as the in-text citation. If you mention the author in the text, you need not include the author's last name in the citation.

Examples of in-text citations in APA 7 include (Thomas, 2000) for a reference to a broad idea and (Thomas, 2000, p. 46) for a quotation or paraphrase.

An example of a reference page entry in APA 7 looks like this (please note this is not a real book):

Thomas, M. (2000). Learning How To Use APA 7: An Introduction. Oxford University Press.

Be sure to indent any second, third, or fourth lines in the entry.

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