Introduction to APA StylisticsPart III: References<br />How do I complete my references page?<br />
Contents: Heading and entries<br />The heading should read “References” on the first line.<br />Make sure entries are alph...
References entries: Indent<br />All entries should have a hanging indent of 0.5”<br />You can select all entries and forma...
Reference entries: Capitalization<br />Reference entries should follow APA-specific capitalization requirements:<br />Firs...
Reference examples: Journal article<br />Contents: Author’s last name, author’s initials of first and middle names, year p...
Reference examples: Book<br />Content: Author’s last name, author’s initials of first and middle names, year published, ti...
Reference examples: Newspapers<br />Content: Author’s last name, author’s initials of first and middle names, date publish...
Reference examples: Electronic sources<br />Content: Author’s last name, author’s initials of first and middle names, year...
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APA Stylistics: Part III

  1. 1. Introduction to APA StylisticsPart III: References<br />How do I complete my references page?<br />
  2. 2. Contents: Heading and entries<br />The heading should read “References” on the first line.<br />Make sure entries are alphabetized.<br />References Page: Format<br />
  3. 3. References entries: Indent<br />All entries should have a hanging indent of 0.5”<br />You can select all entries and format them at once by adjusting the paragraph settings to reflect a hanging indent<br />
  4. 4. Reference entries: Capitalization<br />Reference entries should follow APA-specific capitalization requirements:<br />First letter of first word in titles : Guide to proper formatting<br />Proper nouns in titles : Writing guides for American students<br />First letter in first word after a colon in a title: Guide to proper formatting: Some rules to follow<br />First letters in journal names: Journal of Criminal Justice<br />
  5. 5. Reference examples: Journal article<br />Contents: Author’s last name, author’s initials of first and middle names, year published, title, source, volume, issue, and page numbers<br />Example:<br />Sintic, C. H. (2008). APA guidelines for this course. Journal of Governors State University, 36(1), 5 – 7.<br />
  6. 6. Reference examples: Book<br />Content: Author’s last name, author’s initials of first and middle names, year published, title, publishing company city location, and name of publication company<br />Example: <br />Sintic, C. H. (2008). APA Guidelines for This Course. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.<br />
  7. 7. Reference examples: Newspapers<br />Content: Author’s last name, author’s initials of first and middle names, date published, title, source, issue, page numbers<br />Example:<br />Sintic, C. H. (2008, March). APA guidelines for this course. Newsweek, 36, 5 – 7. <br />
  8. 8. Reference examples: Electronic sources<br />Content: Author’s last name, author’s initials of first and middle names, year published, title, retrieval date, and URL address<br />Example:<br />Sintic, C. H. (2008). APA guidelines for this course. Retrieved March 3, 2008, from http://www.governorsstate/articles.html <br />
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