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Criminal Justice Resources: APA format

APA help

ASAP requires that you use APA format when writing your research papers. Using APA insures consistency in students' work. You will find that the OWL at Purdue will be extremely helpful with APA.


Setting the Running head and paragraph spacing in MS Word

Watch the first screencast and learn how to set up the Running head in your papers. The second screencast shows you how to change the font and also how to change the line spacing between paragraphs. APA papers must be evenly double spaced but MS Word's default setting is to add an extra line between paragraphs. 

You must give credit where credit is due.

Research and writing are a large component of your ASAP program. In your writings, it is important to credit or document other authors' ideas and research. It is considered plagiarism if you do not give credit to others.

The ASAP program, follows APA (American Psychological Association) style for documentation.

What is a citation?

Learn about citations by watching this video from North Carolina State University Library. This video is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States license.


This citation generating site is from the Hekman Library at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. On the home page of KnightCite, you select APA from the 3 citation styles, then select the type of information resource. Fill in the blanks and generate your citation. If you register with KnightCite, you can save your citations.

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