Q. When do you put a table of contents in an APA style paper?


APA does not require a Table of Contents. If your Instructor requires it, follow these guidelines for an APA paper:

  • Start a new page
  • Use font: Times New Roman-12 pt
  • Type Table of Contents (centered)
  • No bold or underline

Helpful hint:  Create a table of contents in Microsoft Word. Click on References, then click on Table of Contents.

The order of your APA style paper should be:

  • Title Page
  • Table of Contents (if required)
  • Abstract (if required)
  • Body of your paper
  • References
  • Appendix (if required)

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  • Last Updated Jun 27, 2019
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