APA Abbreviations, Lists, and Headings

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Abbreviations
Abbreviation Book or publication part
ed. edition
Rev. ed. Revised edition
2nd ed. second edition
Ed. (Eds.) Editor (Editors)
Trans. Translator(s)
n.d. no date
p. (pp.) page (pages)
Vol. (Vols.) Volume (Volumes
No. Number
Pt. Part
Tech. Rep. Technical Report
Suppl. Supplement

 

Lists and Seriation

Lists may be helpful when discussing key points in sections or even sentences. Numbered lists may indicate an order to items that is not intended; bullets may be desired instead. Each item should be written in sentence form, followed by a period.

Lists of short things within a sentence should be done as follows: Her options were to be (a) a psychologist, (b) a sociologist, or (c) a nurse. When discussing longer items, you may choose to use a bulleted list, which should be capitalized and punctuated like a normal sentence.

Headings

Level of heading

 

Format

 

1

 

Centered, Boldface, Uppercase and Lowercase Heading

 

2

 

Flush Left, Boldface, Uppercase and Lowercase Heading 

 

3

 

Indented, boldface, lowercase paragraph heading ending with a period. 

4

 

     Indented, boldface, italicized, lowercase paragraph heading ending with a period. 

 

5

     Indented,  italicized, lowercase paragraph heading ending with a period.