Indicate notes in the text of your paper by using consecutive superscript numbers (as demonstrated below). The actual note is indented and can occur either as a footnote at the bottom of the page or as an endnote at the end of the paper. To create notes, type the note number followed by a period on the same line as the note itself. This method should always be used for endnotes; it is the preferred method for footnotes. However, superscript numbers are acceptable for footnotes, and many word processing programs can generate footnotes with superscript numbers for you.
Signal a footnote in the text with a superscript numeral. The numeral comes after most punctuation marks, except for a dash; if the sentence is in parentheses, put the numeral inside the parenthesis, too. The notes themselves go at the bottom of the page; make sure these appear on the same page as the numeral. You may also list all notes at the end of the paper, after the References page. The APA calls these “footnotes,” even when they are listed at the end. The notes should begin with the superscript numeral. The first line of text is indented five spaces. Keep the note in the same font and size as the rest of the paper, and double-space the text.