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APA Style 6th ed.
APA Style 6th ed.
APA Style 6th ed.
APA Style 6th ed.
APA Style 6th ed.
APA Style 6th ed.
APA Style 6th ed.
APA Style 6th ed.
APA Style 6th ed.
APA Style 6th ed.
APA Style 6th ed.
APA Style 6th ed.
APA Style 6th ed.
APA Style 6th ed.
APA Style 6th ed.
APA Style 6th ed.
APA Style 6th ed.
APA Style 6th ed.
APA Style 6th ed.
APA Style 6th ed.
APA Style 6th ed.
APA Style 6th ed.
APA Style 6th ed.
APA Style 6th ed.
APA Style 6th ed.
APA Style 6th ed.
APA Style 6th ed.
APA Style 6th ed.
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APA Style 6th ed.
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  • 1. Florence Tang Liaison to the College of Continuing and Professional Studies for the Atlanta Campus / Electronic Resources Librarian 678-547-6261 tang_fy@mercer.edu APA Format–6th Edition
  • 2. Cornell University Library definition of a reference librarian http://www.library.cornell.edu/olinuris/ref/research/vocab.html Reference Librarian Reference librarians are specialists in the field of information retrieval. Generally they have a Masters degree in library science… They are available at reference desks to help you find the information you are looking for.
  • 3. Questions? Ask the Reference Desk! (678) 547-6282 (Atlanta) http://swilley.mercer.edu/askus.asp Reference Desk Hours M - Th 9AM-10PM F 9AM-10PM Sat 9AM-6PM Sun 1PM-9PM Add askmercer as your buddy!
  • 4. White, L. (1994). Growing up with single parents and stepparents: Long-term effects on family solidarity. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 56 (4), 935-948. Here is a citation written in the APA format. Let’s discuss some of the details you notice. Let’s find at least nine reasons why it’s correct.
  • 5. Elements of the citation for a journal article include . . . • Author name (first initial, not entire first name) • Year written • Article title (note use of capital letters) • Journal title (note capital letters; italics) • Issue of journal (volume and number) • Pages where the article is found • Punctuation, capitalization, spacing White, L. (1994). Growing up with single parents and stepparents: Long-term effects on family solidarity. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 56 (4), 935-948.
  • 6. Kidd, P. S., & Wagner, K. D. (1997). High acuity nursing in critical care settings (2nd ed.). Stamford, CT: Appleton & Lange. This is a citation for a book. What elements are different than in the article citation? What elements are the same as in the article citation? King, A. E. O. (1999). African American females' attitudes toward marriage: An exploratory study. Journal of Black Studies, 29(3), 416-437.
  • 7. If No Author is Shown Begin the citation with the title of the work (italic). Then show the year of creation. Then the publisher. Alphabetize by the first significant word in the title. (Ignore The, A, etc.) In-text citation: use the first few words of the title. Merriam-Webster’s collegiate dictionary (10th ed.). (1993). Springfield, MA: Merriam- Webster.
  • 8. How do you create a reference for a Web site? Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (2007). Being a single parent. Retrieved from http://www.metlife.com/Applications/Corporate /WPS/CDA/PageGenerator/0,4132,P988,00.html In-text citation: (Metropolitan Life, 2007) No period at the end of the URL
  • 9. Neftci, S. N. (2009). Principles of financial engineering (2nd ed.). London: Academic. Lawford, C. K. (2009). Moments of clarity: Voices from the front lines of addiction and recovery. New York: William Morrow. Neftci, S. N. (2009). Principles of financial engineering (2nd ed.). London, England: Academic. Lawford, C. K. (2009). Moments of clarity: Voices from the front lines of addiction and recovery. New York, NY: William Morrow. Some differences between the 5th and 6th editions: always include the state or country.
  • 10. Databases: retrieval date and database name are not necessary. DOI is preferred. Dykeman, B. F. (1994). The effects of motivational orientation, self-efficacy, and feedback condition on test anxiety. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 21(2), 114-120. Retrieved June 4, 2005, from EBSCOHost Academic Search Premier database. Goetz, T., Preckel, F., Zeidner, M., & Schleyer, E. (2008). Big fish in big ponds: A multilevel analysis of test anxiety and achievement in special gifted classes. Anxiety, Stress & Coping: An International Journal, 21(2), 185-198. doi:10.1080/10615800701628827
  • 11. The DOI can be found  using http://www.crossref.org/guestquery/  from the article database
  • 12. PsycINFO Sign in to My EBSCOhost to save searches, and marked articles.
  • 13. http://www.mercer.edu/arc/Tutoring/atl_schedule.html
  • 14. Online sources of help for creating an APA References list: You’ll see links to University and APA sites that offer examples you can adjust to your materials.
  • 15. GAIN Login (to access STAT!Ref and the DSM-IV-TR) http://gain.mercer.edu/ Username: Password:
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