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How to Cite Sources in APA
Transcript of How to Cite Sources in APA
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Reference List citations in APA need to include:
Who - the author
When - the date
What - the title
Where - the place of publication and publisher
This information for each source is cited at the end of your paper in a Reference List.
Why Do I Have to Cite My Sources?
Credit the original author
Provide a path to your sources and show your knowledge and research
Contribute to the academic conversation
A Guide for Citing in APA Style
Where Credit Is Due
What About In-Text Citations?
In-text citations are needed whenever you reference an idea or concept you learned from your research. Even when you paraphrase, you must include the author's last name and the year of publication. When you include a direct quote from your research, the page number is also needed. For example:
Paraphrase: (Smith, 2014).
Quote: (Smith, 2014, p. 28).
Ask A Librarian
If you ever get stuck, Librarians are here to help. Contact us:
In Person - Business Library
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone - 415-442-7244
APA Format: Nuts and Bolts
The American Psychological Association (APA) style is the editorial style used most often at GGU. It is necessary to use APA consistently throughout the entirety of your paper. There are formatting rules for each element of your paper. The following online resources provide help with formatting your manuscript:
The Basics of APA Style
[online tutorial], The American Psychological Association
APA Style: General Format
, The Online Writing Lab at Purdue
Social Sciences: APA Manuscript Format
, Research and Documentation Online, 5th Edition
The following formatting tips can help keep you on track:
Everything in your paper is double-spaced, including your reference list.
Reference lists have a hanging indent.
The reference list is alphabetized.
Is It Always This Simple?
Different types of sources require slight modifications on the general citation we just looked at. But don't worry, there are resources that can help you out.