How to create APA Documents for Research Papers
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Watch a video of creating a doc for your APA Research paper using Dr Paper:

      Here's a detailed description of how it works.

1. Use Dr Paper to Create a new Document for Your Paper.      

Dr Paper installs on your Word menu, so you just have to click Add-ins > Dr Paper > New Document.

Fill out the form, and enter details about your paper, following the simple instructions.

(You will have the option of choosing to format your paper for APA, MLA, or Turabian style. You can also choose the template for a screenplay.)


Creating an APA Style Document with Dr Paper Software

When you click OK, Dr Paper creates a Word document in perfect APA format, with your cover page, page numbers and page headers correctly positioned. You just have to start writing!


APA Style Document Created with Dr Paper Software

2. Enter Your References in a Datafile.      

Dr Paper includes a smart CiteWrite app for handling your references.

Just choose Add-ins > Dr Paper > References.


APA References in Word

Choose the type of source (i.e., web page, article in a journal) and enter the information on your reference.

You will have one record for each reference.


Click here to view sample Citation records for different types of references.

Citing an article in a reference list

In text citations are formatted in the Preview box. You can use Citation's Preview box to format APA or MLA in-text citations, as well as Turabian footnotes, just by changing the Style.


To place the in-text cite (or footnote) into your paper, just click the "Insert Citation in Document" tab. Simple!

3. Write the Reference List.      

To write the Reference List, just click Format, Write Bibliography.
You can format your references in APA, MLA, Turabian, ICMJE, or Anthropological style.
Write a Reference List in APA, MLA, or Turabian Style

You can format your references in APA, MLA, Turabian, ICMJE, or Anthropological style.
Write a Reference List in APA, MLA, or Turabian Style

Dr Paper's Citation app will alphabetize the information on references, format them, and place them on the References page in your document.
A Reference List in APA Style

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