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APA format and citation guide

Sarah Neuroth

on 1 June 2013

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APA Citations APA Citation Basics What information is needed to cite properly? In-text citations Author
Title of article, journal and/or book
City of publication
Date of publication
Relevant page and volume/issue numbers For shorter quotes:
According to Jones (1998), "Students often had difficulty using APA style, especially when it was their first time" (p. 199). MU Writing Center Reference Lists For an article from a database:
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number, page range. Retrieved from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/ Citing Books and Print Articles For a book:
Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher. APA (American Psychological Association) Style is used primarily for the social sciences, meaning:

Social Work
Business For block quotes:
Jones's (1998) study found the following:
Students often had difficulty using APA style,
especially when it was their first timecitingsources.
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) For paraphrases:
APA style is a difficult citation format for first-time learners (Jones, 1998, p. 199). Information from Purdue OWL: APA Formatting and Style Guide.http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/02/ Used for many articles found through the MU Library's website. Include the URL, but not the title of the database.
Include print information: volume number, etc. From Purdue OWL Reference lists appear at the end of the document
Include all sources used in writing: everything should match up from in-text citations
List sources alphabetically by author last name
Use a hanging indentation Citing Sources Found Electronically For an article in a periodical:
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages. doi:http://dx.doi.org/xx.xxx/yyyyy If the article has an assigned DOI (Digital Object Identifier), include it as well.
If the article does not have a DOI, and you are accessing it online, include the URL Located in the Student Success Center on Lowry Mall (across from Ellis Library) Res Hall tutoring available 3 nights per week at Bingham, Respect, Center and Tiger Diggs Or visit the Online Writery at
writery.missouri.edu Walk-in tutoring available in Ellis Library 151E and 151F near the Reference Desk MU Writing Center But what about APA formatting? APA format requires a paper to have 4 sections: Title page, Abstract, Main Body & References Include a running head on all pages, including the title page Title page should include the title of the paper, your name, and your university (or your instructor's name and course: ask to be sure) From Purdue OWL From Purdue OWL For website:
Author, A.A. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of website. Retrieved date. From URL. If no date, date of publication is n.d
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