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Citation FAQ

Frequently asked questions about APA, CSE, MLA, and Turabian citation styles

APA formatting

Do I capitalize the first letter of all of the words in the title in my citation?
No, only the first letter of the first word in the title should be capitalized, and after that only proper nouns within the title should be capitalized.

What font should I use?
According to the 7th edition, several fonts are acceptable. These include:

  • sans serif fonts such as  Calibri (11 pt), Arial (11 pt), or Lucida Sans Unicode (10 pt)
  • serif fonts such as Times New Roman (12 pt ), Georgia (11 pt)

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