Master of Health Administration (MHA): Library Resource Guide
This guide to library resources will help you find everything you need for your study and research as an MHA student. Explore the tabs at the top for information on writing, citations, database searching, and where to get help!
When referring to the University of Saint Francis, be sure to use the official name. Saint is always spelled out. Use St. when referring to the man. It is important to get the name of our university correct!
Use “and” in the text when citing references and the ampersand (&) when the citation is in parentheses.
Quotes over 40 words need a block quote—these should be very limited especially in your short 2-3 page papers. It’s best to paraphrase and use very few quotes as your paper loses your “voice” when many quotes are used.
Review the rules for reference list such as italicization of book titles, volume numbers, how to cite web pages. If you are using some type of citation program or copying an APA citation, you still need to check the formatting because often the citations often contain errors and are not correctly formatted in APA style.
The font in your paper should all be the same size and type. Title page included.
Margins are 1 inch all around
Double space all of paper including the Reference page
Running head is not required in the 7th edition but may be required by your instructor.
Two features in Word you may have to change before writing your paper are the margins (make sure they are 1 inches all around) and under the Paragraph (when in the “Home” view) feature checking the box that disables the adding a space in-between paragraphs.