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APA Boot Camp: Title

Formatting the Title of an Article, Website, Chapter in a Book, etc.


  • Only the first letter of the title and proper nouns (Names, Places, etc). are capitalized.
    • Example: If the title of an article is "Demographic Characteristics and Health Status of Transgender Adults in Select US Regions" then it should be formatted as follows: 
      • Demographic characteristics and health status of transgender adults in select US regions.
  • Capitalize the first letter after a colon (:):
    • Example: If the title of an article is "The Importance of Minority Teachers: Student Perceptions of Minority versus White Teachers"  then it should be formatted as follows: 
      • The importance of minority teachers: Student perceptions of minority versus white teachers.
  • ​​Place a period at the end of the title. 



Cherng, H. S., & Halpin, P. F. (2016). The importance of minority teachers: Student perceptions of minority versus white

 teachers. Educational Researcher, 45(7), 407-420.


Kelly, M., & Gauchat, G. (2016). Feminist identity, feminist politics. Sociological Perspectives, 59(4), 855-872.



Meyer, I. H., Brown, T. T., Herman, J. L., Reisner, S. L., & Bockting, W. O. (2017). Demographic characteristics and health status of

            transgender adults in select US regions: Behavioral risk factor surveillance system, 2014. American Journal Of Public

            Health, 107(4), 582-589. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2016.303648

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