Always check with your instructor on what format specifications to use for a particular class or assignment, especially when citing electronic resources including material found in library databases.
APA citation style is a set of rules created by the American Psychological Association that establishes standards of written communication (college research papers; articles, books and other documents submitted for publication) including:
APA citation style is often used in the following classes/fields:
We keep a copy of the manual at the Library Reference Desk at all three Reynolds campuses.
You can print these handouts for easy access, if you would like.
Need a little extra help understanding citations? Try these interactive web tutorials:
Save time by using Microsoft Word to format the hanging indent:
 Select the text you would like to format (you can select your entire list of citations, for example, to format all at once)
 From the Home tab in Word, select the arrow next to Paragraph
 Next, under Special, select Hanging
 Click OK. Your selected text will now be formatted with a hanging indent.
To see how to format the hanging indent using Google Docs, see this tutorial.