APA Style 6th Ed. – Title Page, Running Head, Abstract, and Section Headings

Monday, June 24, 2019

0:00 About this Video
0:53 Margins, Font, Line Spacing
5:45 Title Page
7:11 Running Head
11:43 Abstract
13:46 Title
14:32 Section Headings
18:21 Closing Remarks

This video will show you how to set up your paper using the latest version of APA Style for Microsoft Word 2016 on Windows. The steps are very similar on older versions of Word for Windows, if not the same. On Word for Mac, I believe the steps are the same, but the interface is different.

For how to make a Reference List:

For how to use In-Text Citations and Quotations:

For how to create a Running Head on Google Docs:

For more information about APA Style, pick up the latest version of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, or browse through the resources at the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL):


  1. Miriam Stover says:

    I'm a little lost. On the running head: SHORT VERSION OF TITLE….. is it suppose to say that when you turn in the paper does the title actually link in that spot??

  2. veronica murray says:

    thank you awesome video. super helpful. be blessed

  3. madushani weerakoon says:

    Thankcyou so much for sharing.

  4. Tisha Brown says:

    🙏 thank you
    I hate this apa thing

  5. Bibi Marti says:

    Very helpful! Thank you. Easy to understand and great pacing.

  6. Millie Sweet says:


  7. Rpup914 says:

    THANK YOU!!!

  8. Sarah Martin says:


  9. Jerry Goglas says:

    Excellent. Best video on Youtube!

  10. Mary Wysong says:

    Thank you so much. Very easy to do and walk through steps.

  11. Usha Ojageer says:

    Very Helpful indeed!!

  12. lgtelRN says:

    Thank you for the video! I shared with my grad school buddies and we all loved it 👍 Very clear instructions

  13. Rio Acosta gomez says:

    This was so helpful thank you! I'm working on my Ph. D. and this was definitely needed!

  14. Faishal 96 says:

    Jeez, you make it so hard and complicated.

  15. Chinwe Okafor says:

    So educative. Thanks so much

  16. Maggie Bloom says:

    I'm pretty comfortable formatting APA papers but I always refer to this video to do a final check before submitting. I also love that you've given time stamps for specific content, I really appreciate that!

  17. Heidi Marie Kjølstad says:

    This is great, but what about level 3 headings? They are driving me mad, because they occur at the beginnings of paragraphs and have a period, just like a sentence. This becomes an issue when building a table of contents, because level 3 headings are not automatically recognized. Please help! I tried using field codes, but I couldn't figure out how to make them not appear in the document.

  18. ClandestineGirl16X says:

    I can't thank you enough!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Moya Allen says:

    This is very helpful. Thank you for taking the time to do this.

  20. CyberLA says:

    Great tutorial! Blows the other videos out of the water (completely useless!). Thank you Samuel!

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