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Economics: Formatting and Citations

Headings and Page Numbers

The best way to add a header for APA in Microsoft Word is:

  1. Insert header, blank (first choice).
  2. Check the Different First Page Box.
  3. Key in Running Head: TITLE
  4. Tab to get to right margin.
  5. Page Number, Current Position, Plain Number.
  6. Close Header
  7. On second page, Insert Header, Edit Header
  8. Key in TITLE
  9. Tab to right
  10. Page Number, Current Position, Plain Number
  11. Close Header

Google Docs - Add or change headers & footers

  1. Open a document in Google Docs.
  2. In the top left, click Insert and then Header & page number.
  3. Choose Header or Footer.
  4. Enter text into the header or footer.
  5. To make the first page header or footer different from the other pages, check Different first page header/footer. You can’t add different headers or footers to every page.

To remove the header or footer space, change your margin size.

Insert automatic page numbers & total page count

You can add page numbers and the number of total pages to a document.

  1. Open a document in Google Docs.
  2. In the top left, click Insert and then Header & page number.
  3. Then choose:
    • Page number: Choose where you want the page numbers to go, and whether you want the first page to be skipped.
    • Page count: The page count will be added wherever your cursor is placed in the document.

The page numbers or page count will be added automatically.

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Hanging Indents

This is how to format a hanging indent in Google Docs.

Screen shot of hanging indents in Google docs

This is one way to format a hanging indent in Word.

Screen shot of tabs in Word

Here's another way to format a hanging indent in Word.

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MLA Citations - Overview

Contributors' names. "Title of Resource." Name of Container, Publisher, Last edited date.

Russell, Tony, et al. "MLA Formatting and Style Guide." The Purdue OWL. Purdue U Writing Lab, 2 Aug. 2016.

In-text is (Author page#) or if no author (“Title” page#)

(Taylor 55) or (”Price of Freedom Museum”)

MLA 8 Citation for Websites with No Author

“Title of Web Page.” Title of Website, Publisher, Date published in Day Month Year format, URL.

“One Health and Disease: Tick-Borne.” National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, 12 June 2018, https://www.nps.gov/articles/one-health-disease-ticks-borne.htm.

APA Citations - Overview

Author, I. (Date). Title. Container, page#.

Berndt, T. J. (2002). Friendship quality and social development. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 11, 7-10.

In-text is (Author, date, p. #)

According to Jones (1998), APA style is a difficult citation format for first-time learners.

APA style is a difficult citation format for first-time learners (Jones, 1998, p. 199).

Converting from Google Docs to Word or PDF

File download as PDF on Google Docs

Sample APA Paper