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Transcript of APA STYLE!

Article from Database

Last name, First initial. (Date of publication).
Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number (issue number), page range.

Smyth, A. (2002). A study of enjoyment of peas.
Journal of Abnormal Eating, 8 (3), 120-125.


Start the reference list on a new page

Center the title “References”
Double-space all entries
Alphabetize the entries.
Do not underline or italicize titles

Every source mentioned in the paper must have an entry
References Page

Two ways to give information:

Direct quotation:
According to Jones (1998), “Students often had difficulty using APA style, especially when it was their first time” (p. 199).

According to Jones (1998), APA style can pose a challenge for uninitiated students.
You do not need page number for paraphrase

In-text Citations

Basic Elements for In-text Citations

Author’s last name:
Year of publication:
Page number:
p. 19

(no page number for websites)
references: In-text

Format: Page Sections

Four Major Sections of Paper

Title Page
Body of Text
References Page

American Psychological Association (APA)

Rules for formatting & referencing sources for Papers written in the social & behavioral Sciences

Two aspects of APA style:
Format style (visual presentation)
Reference style (in text citation, ref. list)

APA Style 6th edition


Rush Library J218


Mon.-Thur. 8am-8:30pm
Friday 8am-4pm
Saturday 10am-4pm

Writing center

Article from Web Site

Last name, First name initial. (Year of publication).
Title of article. Retrieved from URL.

Jones, J. (2009). What’s happening in VPK.
Retrieved from http://www.fldoe.org/learn


There are Three Common References:
books, articles from databases, articles from websites

Last name, First name initial. (Year of publication). Title.
Place of publication: Publisher.

Brookfield, H. (2001). Exploring agrodiversity. New York,
NY: Columbia University Press.


Referencing multiple authors in text

One author:
(Walker, 2007, p.18).
According to Walker (2007)…

Two authors:
(Walker & Allen, 2004, p.29).
According to Walker and Allen (2004)…

Three to five authors:

(Bradley, Ramirez, & Walker, 2002, p. 204).
According to Bradley, Ramirez and Walker…

More than six:
(Kosslyn, et al., 1996)
According to Kosslyn et al. (1996)…

Indirect source
According to Lacan, “The unconscious is structured like a language” (as cited in Smith, 2008, p. 34).

In-text Citations

In-text Citations

Indent every line
Remove quotations

Jones' (1998) study found the following:
Students often had difficulty using APA style, especially when it was their first time citing sources. This difficulty could be attributed to the fact that many students failed to purchase a style manual or to ask their teacher for help. (p. 199)

In-text Citations

Two ways to cite source:

Option (1):
place reference at the end of your sentence
Indeed, "Students often had difficulty using APA style..." (Jones, 1998, p. 199).

Option (2):
place reference within your sentence
According to Jones (1998), "Students often had difficulty using APA style..." (p.199).
Indent 

Format: body of Text

Format: Abstract

Centered, above halfway line of paper

Format: title page

times new roman

Font size:
12 pt.

Line spacing:
double spaced

one inch all around

First line of every paragraph:
Page Format: basics

List Alphabetically

Format: References

Block Format

Long quotations (longer than 40 words)
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