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From off-campus, you will have to setup Google Scholar to allow you to access Miami subscription content.See below for steps:

  • Click “Settings” at the top of the opening page.
  • Select “Library Links.”
  • Type in Miami University in the search box.
  • Click the box for “Miami University Libraries – Find It @MiamiOH”
  • Click the blue “Save” button at the bottom.

APA Style for Papers and Citations

Q. How do I format my paper according to APA style?  What spacing and font should I use?  What should my title page look like?
A. General APA Formatting Info

Q. How do I cite information in the body of my paper?  What should a quote or paraphrase look like in my paper?
A. In-Text Citation Basics

Q. What should my Reference list at the end of the paper look like?  What should the header for this page look like?  In what order should my references be listed?
A. Reference List Basics

Q. How do I cite a book, article, website, etc. on my References page?
A. Books  |  Articles  |  Websites and Other Electronic Resources


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