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Transcript of APA Citation
A Few Simple Rules
This presentation will help you better understand what citation is all about. You will be using the information in these pages to help you understand in-text and end of text citation styles using APA format. You will also better understand the need for citations in your papers and projects.
Title Page Format
Graphs & Figures
To Be Covered
Double Space all text=2.0 line spacing
Times New Roman font
Indent first line of each paragraph
Mrs. Christine Jones
Cool, but Not an APA Title Page
This is an APA Title Page.
Page header is the first two or three words of the title followed by the page number.
It is placed in the upper right hand corner of all pages.
The running head is not required for this class
The Title is less than 12 words.
The title is centered
capitalize only the first letter of important words.
On the next double spaced line is the author's name
On the next double spaced line is the institutional affiliation.
For this class include course, Instructor's Name, and the Date.
An in-text citation is what you use when you are writing the paper to avoid
The author's last name and the year
A complete reference at the end of the paper.
After the intervention, children increased in the number of books read per week (Smith & Wexwood, 2010).
Smith and Wexwood (2010) reported that after the intervention, children increased in the number of books read per week.
If you quote, use the page number.
Critser (2003) noted that despite growing numbers of overweight Americans, many health care providers still “remain either in ignorance or outright denial about the health danger to the poor and the young” (p. 5).
Author is missing-- Use Title of Book or "Title of Article", year (Title, year).
Date is missing-- Use "n.d." for "no date" (Name, n.d.).
Both missing-- (Title, n.d.).
Can't find Title, author or date -- DONT USE THE SOURCE, or ASK FOR HELP FROM YOUR TEACHER OR LIBRARIAN!
What do I do with these resources?
centered at the top of the page
(do NOT bold, underline, or use quotation marks for the title).
inverted names (last name first) up to and including seven authors.
alphabetized by the last name of the first author
same author? list from oldest to most recent.
Present the journal title in full.
Capitalize all major words in journal titles.
For books, chapters, articles, or Web pages, capitalize only the first letter of the first word, the first word after a colon or a dash in the title, and proper nouns.
Italicize titles of books and journals
A quick guide to help you decide how your citation should appear.
The reference list appears at the end of the paper and includes only works actually cited in the text.
Is it necessary?
Is it simple, clean, specific?
Is it accurate?
Can you read it?
Are all graphics the same size?
Is the spelling correct?
Is everything explained in a legend or caption?
Are the graphics numbered in order?
Is it mentioned in the paper?
include a number and a title with a legend and caption below the graphic.
Figure 1. Photograph of a happy family. State of Maryland, http://www.goc.state.md.us/job_openings.html
Figure 7. Wadi Bi [Photograph] Maryam Al Shehhi (2010).
Headings and Subtitles
This includes main titles as well as subtitles in your paper.
Main Title Centered, Bold, Title Case or ALL CAPS
First Subtitle Flush Left, Bold, Title Case
3rd Indented, Bold, lowercase, followed by a period. (Begin text here…)
4th Indented, Bold, Italics, lowercase, followed by a period. (Begin text here…)
5th Indented, Italics, lowercase, followed by a period. (Begin text here…)