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  • 1. UsingAPA StyleAmerican Psychological Association Sixth Edition
  • 2. KEY CHAPTERSof the publication manual
  • 3. CHAPTER TWOManuscript Structure & Content• Elements of a Manuscript (paper, article, etc.)• Sample Papers
  • 4. CHAPTER FOUR The Mechanics of StyleRules of:• Punctuation • Italics• Spelling • Abbreviations• Capitalization • Numbers• Metrication (measurement system)• Statistical and Mathematical Copy• Equations
  • 5. CHAPTER SIX Crediting Sources• Quoting and paraphrasing• Citing in text*• Reference List• Reference Components *Page 177 is your best friend.
  • 6. CHAPTER SEVEN Reference ExamplesGives examples for the majority ofreference types you will encounter. See the “APA Style Guide to Electronic Resources” document online for more source types.
  • 7. CHAPTER EIGHT The Publication Process• 8.01: Discussion of Peer Review• 8.03: Preparing the Manuscript for Submission - How to Format• 8.07: Checklist for Submission
  • 8. REFERENCES in a nutshell
  • 9. COMPONENTS the Basics• Author Name• Publication Date• Title of Work• Publication Data
  • 10. COMPONENTS the Extras• Editor• Nonroutine Information• Volume Number• Issue Number• Edition• DOI or URL
  • 11. EXAMPLE CITATIONSboth in-text and reference list
  • 12. IN-TEXT Direct QuotationAccording to Bedford (2010),“APA style can be difficult” (p. 6).“APA Style can be difficult”(Bedford, 2010, p. 6).
  • 13. IN-TEXT ParaphraseAccording to Bedford (2010), APAstyle is hard.APA style is hard (Bedford, 2010).
  • 14. REFERENCE LIST BookAuthor, A. (2010). Title of book.City, State: Publisher.
  • 15. REFERENCE LIST Book ChapterAuthor, A. (2010). Title of chapter.In E. Editor (Ed.), Title of book(pp. xxx-xxx). City, State:Publisher.
  • 16. REFERENCE LIST Print Journal Article Author, A. (2010). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume#(issue#), pp-pp.***Only use the issue number if each issue starts on page one.***
  • 17. REFERENCE LIST Electronic Journal Article (No DOI) Author, A. (2010). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume#(issue#), pp-pp. Retrieved from url If the journal article comes from a subscription, use the homepage url of that journal***Only use the issue number if each issue starts on page one.***
  • 18. REFERENCE LIST Electronic Journal Article (with DOI) Author, A. (2010). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume#(issue#), pp-pp. doi:xxx.xxxxxxxxxxx***Only use the issue number if each issue starts on page one.***
  • 19. WHATʼS A DOI?Digital Object Identifier
  • 20. DOI BASICS• A DOI is a long string of letters, numbers and symbols• A DOI is an electronic serial number for a specific article• URLs may change, but DOIs stay constant
  • 21. LOCATING DOIs• In the database• On the “Get it @ GVSU” page• On the publisherʼs website• On the article itself***a DOI may be in any, all, or none of these places***
  • 22. APA ODDITIES• Use title case only for journal titles• Use issue numbers only when each issue begins with page one• When using a URL for a subscription journal, use the journalʼs homepage URL in your citation
  • 23. QUESTIONS? Ask your librarian!www.gvsu.edu/library