Skip to Main Content

Tips for Reading Scholarly Journal Articles in Psychology

Formatting Papers in APA Style

The American Psychological Association provides information on formatting papers and citations for the most commonly used paper and resource types at Visit APA's style help page here: APA Style Help


Here is an example of a scholarly article formatted in APA style. 

Example of an article formatted in APA style.

Most library databases provide quick cite options that allow you to format citations in whatever style you'd like, including APA Style. This quick cite option is from the Psycinfo database. 



The Hesburgh Libraries have print versions of style guides to help you format your papers from beginning to end.