You can think of it as the title of that particular section.
Short documents usually do not require the use of headings.
Aside from making your paper easier to scan, having well-structured heading levels makes it easier for you, the author, to organise your ideas while writing.
While headings are considered building blocks, subheadings are to be seen as roadmaps, as they keep the author and the readers on track, and having subheadings helps you determine whether you are veering away from your main topic or not. Headings are typically one to five words long, like a title.
For theses and other complex readings, however, headings are important because they help readers identify the main points of each section in the paper.
All right, now we know a heading is there to tell readers what a section is about.
They should frame your topic, not overwhelm the whole segment.
This resource highlights updates to APA 6th edition that relate to the use of headings to separate and classify sections of an academic paper.
The following pages give you some questions to answer, then let you push a button to get an individual works-cited entry.
MLA-Style Bibliography Builder: Create Works Cited Entries by Filling in a Form If you prefer a more narrative explanation, see Purdue OWL’s handouts for how to create a bibliography entry for a book, an article in a periodical (such as a journal or newspaper), or an electronic source (such as an email, web page or a You Tube clip).