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This is an APA 6th edition citations presentation that I put together for library sessions. It is always changing. This is just one iteration.

This is an APA 6th edition citations presentation that I put together for library sessions. It is always changing. This is just one iteration.

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  • I also show examples from the book and from the website. Though this one is older. It is correct for in-text citations.
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    • 1. APA CITATIONS 6th Edition
    • 2. THREE DIFFERENT WAYS TO GET YOUR APAFull SizedManual(Alsocomes inSpiralBound)
    • 3. Concise Rules.Comes in SpiralBound (Smallerbook, smallerprint, easy to carry)Essentially picks upat Chapter 3 fromthe full manual
    • 4. Training Guide andinstructionalexercises to helpyou with your APAtraining
    • 5. CHAPTER OVERVIEW What’s new these days in APA?
    • 6. CHAPTER 1: WRITING FOR THE BEHAVIORALAND SOCIAL SCIENCES Ethics discussion Data retention and sharing Self-plagiarism Determining authorship, focusing on student contributions “Protecting Rights of Research Participants” Conflict of interest New “planning for compliance” checklist Types of articles Standards in publishing Plagiarism Confidentiality Ethics
    • 7. CHAPTER 2: MANUSCRIPT STRUCTURE ANDCONTENT Uniform standards for reporting research. Journal article reporting standards Parts of a paper or manuscript Flow chart to describe how subjects move through study. Meta-analyses. New section on supplemental material. New sample papers
    • 8. CHAPTER 3: WRITING CLEARLY ANDCONCISELY New heading structures Reducing bias in language. Historical and interpretive inaccuracies in language. Length: Less is More. Length of a paper is determined by how long it takes to successfully present your study or paper. Organization Writing Styles Grammar Usage
    • 9. LETS TALK ABOUT BIASWHEN IN DOUBT BE MORE SPECIFIC THAN LESS Don’t use man to describe all humans use women and men. Use age ranges (65-85) instead of saying over 65 years of age. Gay men and Lesbians are currently preferred instead of the general term of gay. Terms like borderline and at-risk are too vague. Need to fill in (ex: borderline personality disorder, children at-risk for failing school this year) There are many more. Read about them all in your APA Publication Manual.
    • 10. USE OF WORDSThe data indicate that the researcher was correct (Correct)The data indicates that the researcher was correct (incorrect)
    • 11. CHAPTER 4: THE MECHANICS OF STYLE Punctuation—return to two spaces after the period or any punctuation at the end of the sentence recommended for ease of reading comprehension. (This is more a suggestion than a rule) Other Punctuation rules Spelling Hyphenation Capitalization Abbreviations Numbers Statistics Equations
    • 12. A BRIEF WORD ABOUT NUMBERS Use numbers for 10 and up Use words for 9 and belowFirst two items (right)1st two items (wrong)
    • 13. CHAPTER 5: DISPLAYING RESULTS All new tables, focused on kinds of data being displayed. New table examples added (hierarchical multiple regression, multilevel model); ANOVA table removed. Ethical ramifications of manipulating data in photographic images. Formatting Detailed information about contents for figures and tables
    • 14. CHAPTER 6: CREDITING SOURCES When to cite Details on plagiarism Quoting Paraphrasing Gaining permissions In-text reference tips and examples
    • 16. CHAPTER 7: REFERENCE EXAMPLES All new reference examples—electronic formats incorporated with print formats for each form. Examples drawn from wider range of journals in social and behavioral sciences. New examples for new media, including data sets and software, internet message boards, archival documents and collections, wikis, and podcasts.
    • 17. BASICS Author(s) Date Title Information Source Pages Any other information
    • 18. REFERENCES (PIECE BY PIECE)Example: Print Book Date Title (In Italics) AuthorFriere, P. (2005). Pedagogy of the oppressed. New York, NY: The Continuum International. Publisher location Publisher (Without the Publisher, Group, or Inc part of the name)
    • 19. Remember only first Example Online Book word is capitalized.Friere, P. (2005). Pedagogy of the oppressed. Retrieved from No period for electronic Online information(You will notice that references they are no longer asking for retrieved from dates)
    • 20. NEW INFORMATION ABOUTJOURNALS/PERIODICALSIf you have found the article in print you will reference it as a print item.But if it is found in an electronic format then you will give as much online information that you can. (URL, DOI).Database information is not needed.
    • 21. Title of articleEXAMPLES Print JournalHarlow, H. F. (1983). Fundamentals for preparing psychology journal articles. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 55, 893-896. Journal title (In italics) Page Numbers
    • 22. ELECTRONIC JOURNALS: URL Kenneth, I. A. (2000). A Buddhist response to the nature of human rights. Journal of Buddhist Ethics, 8. Retrieved from No Period Website
    • 23. ELECTRONIC JOURNALS: DOI Brownlie, D. (2001). Toward effective poster presentations: An annotated bibliography. European Journal of Marketing, 41(11/12), 1245-1283. doi:10.1108/03090560710821163 doi: Digital Object Identifier. A 12-18 digit # assigned to an Adobe Acrobat PDF.
    • 24. NEWSPAPER ARTICLEParker-Pope, T. (2008, May 6). Psychiatry handbook linked to drug industry. The New York Times. Retrieved from
    • 25. UNIVERSITY WEBSITEVirginia Tech. (2010, September, 29). Undergraduate admissions: Is Virginia Tech right for me? Retrieved from
    • 26. OTHER REFERENCES AVAILABLE IN 6THEDITION Technical Papers Research Papers Government Reports Meetings, Symposiums, Proceedings Dissertations Reviews Data sets Software Court cases Patents
    • 27. AS WELL AS SOME NEWER THINGS Movies Music recordings Podcasts Photographs Blog Posts Video Blogs Electronic mailing lists Online newsgroups
    • 28. CHAPTER 8: THE PUBLICATION PROCESS Discussion of peer review. Discussion of editorial decision-making process Author responsibilities Guidance on complying with ethical, legal, and policy requirements Publisher policy requirements.
    • 29. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS What if I’m thinking about submitting a new manuscript to an APA journal? APA journal editors expect that new manuscripts submitted after January 1, 2010, will conform to the sixth edition.
    • 30. HOW DO YOU CITE A SOURCE THAT YOU FOUND INANOTHER SOURCE? Use secondary sources sparingly, for instance, when the original work is out of print, unavailable through usual sources, or not available in English. Give the secondary source in the reference list; in text, name the original work and give a citation for the secondary source. For example, if Allports work is cited in Nicholson and you did not read Allports work, list the Nicholson reference in the reference list. In the text, use the following citation: Allports diary (as cited in Nicholson, 2003).
    • 31. HOW DO I CITE A PERSONAL COMMUNICATION Letters, e-mail, memos, discussion groups, personal interviews, telephone conversations. Personal Communication is only included in the text. It is not listed in the reference list.H.M. Moore (personal communication, April 10, 2009)Or(H.M. Moore, personal communication, April 10, 2009)
    • 32. POP QUIZWhat is wrong with the APA inthese references?
    • 33. Hill, J., Song, L., & West, R. (2009). Social Learning Theory and Web-Based Learning Environments: A Review of Research and Discussion of Implications. American Journal of Distance Education, 23(2), 88-103. Retrieved from
    • 34. Brooks, L. (2009). Social learning by design: The role of social media. Knowledge Quest, 37(5), 58-60. Retrieved from ERIC database.
    • 35. Ogden, T., Sorlie, M., & Hagen, K. (2007). Building Strength through Enhancing Social Competence in Immigrant Students in Primary School: A Pilot Study. Emotional & Behavioral Difficulties, 12(2), 105-117. Retrieved from doi:10.1080/13632750701315
    • 36. DoI have anyquestions fromyou?