What is APA?
APA (American Psychological Association) is a documentation style used for research papers: General format of APA research papers
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Documentation Styles used at FKCC APA (American Psychological Association)
MLA (Modern Language Association)
Parenthetical Citations (in text citations)
Paper Guidelines Use 1” margins on all sides Use 10-12 pt Times New Roman font
Add Header (First two or three words of the paper title appear five spaces to the left of the page number on every page beginning with the title page)
Title Page Short title and page number Full title, your name, section # of course, instructor’s name and date – all centered
First page Full title centered
Parenthetical Citation According to Carmona (2004), the cost of treating obesity is exceeded only by the cost of treating illnesses from tobacco use (para. 9).
The cost of treating obesity is exceeded only by the cost of treating illnesses from tobacco use (Carmona 2004, para. 9).
Children struggling to control their weight must also struggle with the pressures of television advertising that, on the one hand, encourages the consumption of junk food and, on the other, celebrates thin celebrities (“Television,” 2002). Titles of articles or chapters are put in quotes.
Titles of books are italicized .
Former surgeon general Dr. David Satcher described “a nation of young people seriously at risk of starting out obese and dooming themselves to the difficult task of overcoming a tough illness” (as cited in Critser, 2003, p. 4).
References Page 1 st line at left margin; other lines indent ½” Double-spacing is used Alphabetical by author last name List of references
Poupart, L.M. (2002). Crime and justice in American Indian communities. Social Justice , 29(1/2),144-159. Retrieved July 18, 2005, from ProQuest database (2008056261).
New child vaccine gets funding boost. (2001). Retrieved March 21, 2001, from http://news.ninemsn.com.au/health/story_13178.asp
Shimabukuro, Jake. "Ukulele weeps by Jake Shimabukuro." 04 April 2008. Online video clip. YouTube. Accessed on 22 April 2006. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puSkP3uym5k>
Books Title: Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Publisher: Washington, DC :American Psychological Association,c2001. Reference Desk - BF76.7 .P83 2001 Title: The Little, Brown essential handbook /Jane E. Aaron. Publisher: New York :Pearson Longman,c2008 Reference Desk - PE1112 .A24 2008 Title: The curious researcher :a guide to writing research papers /Bruce Ballenger. Author: Ballenger, Bruce P. Publisher: New York :Pearson Longman,c2007. Circulation - LB2369 .B246 2007 Title: A writer's reference /Diana Hacker ; contributing authors, Nancy Sommers,Tom Jehn , Jane Rosenzweig ; contributing ESL specialist, Marcy Carbajal Van Horn. Publisher: Boston :Bedford/St. Martins,c2007.
Reference Desk - REF PE1408 .H2778 2007
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