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APA STYLE!

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Transcript of APA STYLE!

Article from Database


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

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

References

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).

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



In-text Citations

Basic Elements for In-text Citations


Author’s last name:
Smith
Year of publication:
2007
Page number:
p. 19

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

Format: Page Sections

Four Major Sections of Paper

Title Page
Abstract
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


Location:

Rush Library J218


Hours:


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

Online:
escwritingcenter.weebly.com
facebook.com/escwritingcenter
Writing center

Article from Web Site

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

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



References

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

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

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

References

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

Example
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
Example:
Indeed, "Students often had difficulty using APA style..." (Jones, 1998, p. 199).

Option (2):
place reference within your sentence
Example:
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

Font:
times new roman

Font size:
12 pt.

Line spacing:
double spaced

Margins:
one inch all around

First line of every paragraph:
Indent
Page Format: basics

List Alphabetically

Format: References

Block Format

Long quotations (longer than 40 words)
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