Table of Contents: How to format in APA?


APA does not require a Table of Contents, but your instructor may specifically ask you to include one in your assignment.  If so, view the document below for help.

A table of contents is like a roadmap of your paper.  It should contain all the headings in the body, worded exactly as they appear within.  Be sure to include appendices.  The left and right-hand sides should line up uniformly. 

To help meet "APA style" requirements, simply use APA's formatting: 1-inch margins, one of the six accepted fonts, and standard double spacing.

View the document below for more guidance. 

  • Last Updated May 18, 2021
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  • Answered By Dennis Johnson, CJ, Paralegal & Health Science Librar

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