Answered By: Jennifer Harris Last Updated: Jun 19, 2017 Views: 261
Yes, APA Style requires the use of a running head in research papers. The running head is a shortened version of the title of your paper (50 characters or fewer, spaces included), and it is used along with the page numbers to identify each page of your research paper for your reader in the event that the pages get separated. The running head is typed in all capital letters and is left justified in the header, while the page numbers are right justified.
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