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Unlocking the Mysteries of APA Style 2

A guide to help you make sense of the APA citation style and (hopefully) help restore your sanity

kathy shields

on 15 September 2014

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Transcript of Unlocking the Mysteries of APA Style 2

Unlocking the Mysteries of APA Style
by Kathy Shields, Reference Librarian
What does APA cover?
How your paper is formatted
How you cite sources in the text of your paper
How you cite sources at the end of your paper
Where can I find the rules of APA style?
APA Style Manual
HPU Library Website
Internet Sites
Purdue OWL
APA Style Blog
We'll start with the References List...
1. Required if you cite any sources in your paper.
2. Every source cited in your paper must be on the list.
3. Every entry in the list must be cited in your paper.
4. Entries are listed in alphabetical order by author's last name or title.

book by one author
book by more than one author
Scholarly articles!
article by one author
article by six or more authors
web sources!
document from a website
odd stuff...
ERIC document
conference proceedings
case study
online newspaper article
in-text citations!
General rule: When in doubt, cite!
use an in-text citation when:
you quote a source word-for-word
you paraphrase information from a source
you cite facts or figures that are not common knowledge
how to cite works in text!
work with no author
work with no date
block quote
personal communications
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"old key" by magicmarie:http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1045450
"lost in words" by asifthebes: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1191600
"Papers #1" by deSpool: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/259450
"keyboard" by blary54: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1280072
"file overload" by brainloc: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/367985
"pencil pusher" by nkzs: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1235996
"we are drawing" by nkzs: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1130414
"table 6.1": http://www.apastyle.org/learn/tutorials/basics-tutorial.aspx
"quotations: scissors" by emmalynne: http://www.flickr.com/photos/emmalynne/4508325795/
"all greek to me" by chrissi: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/258077
"pencil and paper" by ba1969: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1184079
in order of usage
other libraries' guides
article without doi
online magazine article, no author
direct quote
secondary source
electronic book
option 1
option 2
basic citation:
basic citation
basic citation:
title page
Times New Roman, 12 point font
1-inch margins
subsequent pages
references page
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