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 one, follow the general guidelines for an APA paper:

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS (if required)
  • Start a new page
  • Change font: Times New Roman 12pt

Helpful hint:  You can 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 Jan 30, 2018
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