Where did your information come from?<br />A guide to basic references for academic writing<br />Becka Barker, Instructor<...
Are you writing about…<br />…a historical event?<br />…something in the news?<br />…something that is a reported fact?<br ...
…then you MUST tell readers where your information came from. <br />The American Psychological Association (APA) is a popu...
Here is the latest APA method for listing the most popular information sources, such as <br />websites,<br />news articles...
for websites:<br />URL<br />Name of website<br />Date (when you saw it)<br />Internet Movie Database. Retrieved July<br />...
For news articles:<br />Name of Newspaper<br />Volume/Number<br />Page number<br />Date<br />Name of article<br />Date<br ...
For books:<br />Name of Book<br />When published<br />Publisher name and city<br />Publisher name and city<br />Author<br ...
Where do you list these books, websites, and news articles?<br />
On a separate page after your essay, list your sources in alphabetical order (by author).<br />
If you use any exact phrases or sentences in your essay from these sources, be sure to do the following:<br />List the aut...
It is important to do this to show respect to authors and scholars who came before you.<br />Aristotle<br />Confucius<br /...
If you DON’T do this, you are being dishonest. In Western universities, students are EXPELLED for stealing other peoples’ ...
If you DON’T do this, you are being dishonest. In Western universities, students are EXPELLED for stealing other peoples’ ...
Good luck and happy writing!<br />
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Basic Academic Reference How To

  1. 1. Where did your information come from?<br />A guide to basic references for academic writing<br />Becka Barker, Instructor<br />SCH School of Global Education and Exchange<br />Honors Summer Program<br />
  2. 2. Are you writing about…<br />…a historical event?<br />…something in the news?<br />…something that is a reported fact?<br />…something that did not completely come from your own imagination?<br />
  3. 3. …then you MUST tell readers where your information came from. <br />The American Psychological Association (APA) is a popular guide for listing information sources.<br />
  4. 4. Here is the latest APA method for listing the most popular information sources, such as <br />websites,<br />news articles, and<br />Books.<br />
  5. 5. for websites:<br />URL<br />Name of website<br />Date (when you saw it)<br />Internet Movie Database. Retrieved July<br /> 14, 2009, from http://www.imdb.com/<br /> title/tt0330373/ <br />
  6. 6. For news articles:<br />Name of Newspaper<br />Volume/Number<br />Page number<br />Date<br />Name of article<br />Date<br />Author<br />Genn, A. (2003, August 24) Director takes <br /> leading role in women’s entertainment <br /> group. Long Island Business News, p. 2<br />
  7. 7. For books:<br />Name of Book<br />When published<br />Publisher name and city<br />Publisher name and city<br />Author<br />Fox, J. (2009). The Myth of the rational <br />market. New York: Harper Collins <br /> Publishers.<br />
  8. 8. Where do you list these books, websites, and news articles?<br />
  9. 9. On a separate page after your essay, list your sources in alphabetical order (by author).<br />
  10. 10. If you use any exact phrases or sentences in your essay from these sources, be sure to do the following:<br />List the author’s name, year, and page number where you found the original words.<br />Use quotation marks!<br />“ ”<br />
  11. 11. It is important to do this to show respect to authors and scholars who came before you.<br />Aristotle<br />Confucius<br />your essay<br />you<br />Albert<br />Einstein<br />
  12. 12. If you DON’T do this, you are being dishonest. In Western universities, students are EXPELLED for stealing other peoples’ ideas.<br />your essay<br />you<br />
  13. 13. If you DON’T do this, you are being dishonest. In Western universities, students are EXPELLED for stealing other peoples’ ideas.<br />GOOD references = a STRONG essay<br />NO references = possible FAIL<br />
  14. 14. Good luck and happy writing!<br />

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