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Transcript of APA STYLE!
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
Two ways to give information:
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
Basic Elements for In-text Citations
Author’s last name:
Year of publication:
(no page number for websites)
Format: Page Sections
Four Major Sections of Paper
Body of Text
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
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
(Walker, 2007, p.18).
According to Walker (2007)…
(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)…
According to Lacan, “The unconscious is structured like a language” (as cited in Smith, 2008, p. 34).
Indent every line
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)
Two ways to cite source:
place reference at the end of your sentence
Indeed, "Students often had difficulty using APA style..." (Jones, 1998, p. 199).
place reference within your sentence
According to Jones (1998), "Students often had difficulty using APA style..." (p.199).
Format: body of Text
Centered, above halfway line of paper
Format: title page
times new roman
one inch all around
First line of every paragraph:
Page Format: basics
Long quotations (longer than 40 words)