Answered By: Ann Hyland
Last Updated: Jun 25, 2015     Views: 11

The APA blog defines a running head as:

"What Is the Running Head?

The running head is a shortened form of the title of your paper that appears  in  uppercase letters at the top left of each page of your manuscript. It helps to identify the pages of your paper and keep them together (without using your name, in case you’re submitting it for blind review)."

In order to put one in your paper, you will need to do several steps:

  1. Click on Insert on the menu bar.
  2. Click on Header and click on Blank (Three Columns)
  3. Delete the left [Type Here] box.
  4. Type in your shortened version of your title in the Middle [Type Here] box
  5. In the Right hand [Type Here] box click Page Numbers
    1. Make sure to click on Current Position
    2. Then choose Plain Number

If you need more help please see the Librarian on duty or the Learning Center in AB151 (Utica) or PC117 (Rome).

Source: http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/running-heads/