Answered By: Paul Galfano
Last Updated: Mar 30, 2017     Views: 2899

The Purdue University OWL website has instructions for creating a title page for an APA formatted paper and a sample APA formatted paper to view. The Purdue University OWL page is accessible via the Writing & Citing Libguide and by a simple Google search for "purdue owl." 

Here is an example of an APA title page:

screenshot of a word document apa formatted title page

Note that the title page includes "Running head" before the title in the header, but the following pages of your paper will only include the title. The running head should not exceed 50 characters (it is a shortened version of your longer paper title). The header also includes a page number in the right-hand corner. The full title of your paper, your name, and your institution should be written about halfway down the page.

See the Purdue OWL site and the Writing & Citing Libguide for more detailed instructions, or make an appointment with a writing tutor.

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