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This presentation covers the basics of APA, including the references list, in-text citation, and formatting.

This presentation covers the basics of APA, including the references list, in-text citation, and formatting.

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  • 1. Basics of APA Style Kathy Shields, Reference Librarian
  • 2. What we’ll cover: • What is APA? • Reference list • In-text citations • Formatting APA
  • 3. style
  • 4. The rules
  • 5. Guides
  • 6. What we’ll cover: • What is APA? • Reference list • In-text citations • Formatting APA
  • 7. basics
  • 8. Required 1/1 Alphabetical
  • 9. Required 1/1 Alphabetical
  • 10. Required 1/1 Alphabetical
  • 11. examples
  • 12. books
  • 13. single author Author, A. (year). Title of book. Place of publication: Publisher.
  • 14. multiple authors Author, A., & Author, B. (year). Title of book. Place of publication: Publisher.
  • 15. scholarly articles
  • 16. single author Author, A. (year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume(issue), pp. doi:xx.xxxx
  • 17. multiple authors Author, A., & Author, B. (year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume(issue), pp. doi:xx.xxxx
  • 18. no doi (option 1) Author, A. (year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume(issue), pp. Retrieved from database.
  • 19. no doi (option 2) Author, A. (year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume(issue), pp. Retrieved from journal homepage.
  • 20. web sources
  • 21. document Author, A. (year). Title of document [Format description]. Retrieved from http://URL
  • 22. online newspaper article Author, A. (year). Title of document. Name of Newspaper. Retrieved from http://URL
  • 23. online magazine article (no author) Title of document. (year). Name of magazine. Retrieved from http://URL
  • 24. odd stuff
  • 25. ERIC document Author, A. (year). Title of document. Retrieved from ERIC database. (EDXXXX)
  • 26. conference presentation Author, A. (year, month). Title of paper or poster. Paper or poster session presented at the meeting of Organization Name, Location.
  • 27. case study Author, A. (year). Title of document. [Case study]. Place of publication: Publisher.
  • 28. What we’ll cover: • What is APA? • Reference list • In-text citations • Formatting APA
  • 29. basics
  • 30. Word-for-word Paraphrase Not common knowledge
  • 31. Word-for-word Paraphrase Not common knowledge
  • 32. Word-for-word Paraphrase Not common knowledge
  • 33. When in doubt… cite!
  • 34. examples
  • 35. single author Within text: English (2008) Parenthetical: (English, 2008)
  • 36. two to five authors Within text: Wright, Sparks, and O’Hair (2008) [first usage] Wright et al. (2008) Parenthetical: (Wright, Sparks & O’Hair, 2008) [first usage] (Wright et al., 2008)
  • 37. six or more authors Within text: Shavelson et al. (2008) Parenthetical: (Shavelson et al., 2008)
  • 38. no author Parenthetical: (“The 2011 oil shock,” 2011)
  • 39. no date Within text: Jones (n.d.) Parenthetical: (Jones, n.d.)
  • 40. secondary source Within text: Allport (as cited in Nicholson, 2003) Parenthetical: (Allport, as cited in Nicholson, 2003) Nicholson is included in list of references, NOT Allport
  • 41. personal communications Within text: Bill Gates (personal communication, April 2, 2011) Parenthetical: (B. Gates, personal communication, April 2, 2011) Cite in text ONLY
  • 42. direct quotes When talking with students about research, we shouldn’t place emphasis on what a source is “but on what they as writers might do with them” (Bizup, 2008, p. 75).
  • 43. block quotes Oakleaf (2011) asserts: While librarian are experts in information retrieval, new technology, and electronic information resources, faculty can provide a disciplinary context for the information literacy instruction. (p. 832)
  • 44. paraphrase Sipher (2005) concludes his essay by insisting that, because schools try to fill multiple social functions, they have failed to fulfill their primary duty of educating their students.
  • 45. What we’ll cover: • What is APA? • Reference list • In-text citations • Formatting APA
  • 46. basics
  • 47. Times New Roman 12-point font 1-inch margins Double-spaced
  • 48. Times New Roman 12-point font 1-inch margins Double-spaced
  • 49. Times New Roman 12-point font 1-inch margins Double-spaced
  • 50. Times New Roman 12-point font 1-inch margins Double-spaced
  • 51. example
  • 52. running head (title page)
  • 53. running head (subsequent pages)
  • 54. references page
  • 55. questions? ask us! 24/7 @ highpoint.edu/library ask me! kshields@highpoint.edu