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Using APA Style

  1. 1. UsingAPA StyleAmerican Psychological Association Sixth Edition
  2. 2. KEY CHAPTERSof the publication manual
  3. 3. CHAPTER TWOManuscript Structure & Content• Elements of a Manuscript (paper, article, etc.)• Sample Papers
  4. 4. CHAPTER FOUR The Mechanics of StyleRules of:• Punctuation • Italics• Spelling • Abbreviations• Capitalization • Numbers• Metrication (measurement system)• Statistical and Mathematical Copy• Equations
  5. 5. CHAPTER SIX Crediting Sources• Quoting and paraphrasing• Citing in text*• Reference List• Reference Components *Page 177 is your best friend.
  6. 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. 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. 8. REFERENCES in a nutshell
  9. 9. COMPONENTS the Basics• Author Name• Publication Date• Title of Work• Publication Data
  10. 10. COMPONENTS the Extras• Editor• Nonroutine Information• Volume Number• Issue Number• Edition• DOI or URL
  11. 11. EXAMPLE CITATIONSboth in-text and reference list
  12. 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. 13. IN-TEXT ParaphraseAccording to Bedford (2010), APAstyle is hard.APA style is hard (Bedford, 2010).
  14. 14. REFERENCE LIST BookAuthor, A. (2010). Title of book.City, State: Publisher.
  15. 15. REFERENCE LIST Book ChapterAuthor, A. (2010). Title of chapter.In E. Editor (Ed.), Title of book(pp. xxx-xxx). City, State:Publisher.
  16. 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. 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. 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. 19. WHATʼS A DOI?Digital Object Identifier
  20. 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. 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. 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. 23. QUESTIONS? Ask your librarian!www.gvsu.edu/library

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