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  • Basic Info APA FOR NURSING STUDENTSMake sure your essay Standard vs. Student formats• is typed, double-spaced• is printed on standard 8.5”x11” paper APA provides guidelines for manuscript formatting but• has 1” margins on all sides not specifically for student papers. For students, many• uses 12 pt. Times New Roman or a similar font instructors use their own variation on the standard APA format.• includes a page header (short title and page number) in the upper right of every page Check with your instructor if you’re not sure which to use. Call a Librarian Chat or Text a LibrarianContact Cascade: 971-722-5269 Y!, AIM, Gtalk: pcclib Rock Creek: 971-722-7239 Text Message: 971-259-TEXT (8398) Sylvania: 971-722-4500 Email: refer@pcc.edu
  • Standard Title Page APA FOR NURSING STUDENTS Page header: (use Insert Header & Footer) 2-3 words of the title+ 5 spaces +page number Running head for publication : (on the first line, flush-left, max 50 characters long) Running Head + colon + abbreviated title in ALL CAPS Title: (in the upper half of the page, centered) full title + name + affiliation (university, etc.) For more on title pages see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ Call a Librarian Chat or Text a LibrarianContact Cascade: 971-722-5269 Y!, AIM, Gtalk: pcclib Rock Creek: 971-722-7239 Text Message: 971-259-TEXT (8398) Sylvania: 971-722-4500 Email: refer@pcc.edu
  • Student Title Page APA FOR NURSING STUDENTS Page header: (use Insert Header & Footer) 2-3 words of the title+ 5 spaces +page number No running head for publication Title: (centered) full title + name + instructor’s name + course title (NUR 106, etc.) + date For more on title pages see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ Call a Librarian Chat or Text a LibrarianContact Cascade: 971-722-5269 Y!, AIM, Gtalk: pcclib Rock Creek: 971-722-7239 Text Message: 971-259-TEXT (8398) Sylvania: 971-722-4500 Email: refer@pcc.edu
  • Abstract APA FOR NURSING STUDENTS Page header Abstract (centered, at the top of the page) Write a brief (120 words or fewer) summary of your paper in an accurate, concise, and specific manner. Type the paragraph in block format—without indentation. Call a Librarian Chat or Text a LibrarianContact Cascade: 971-722-5269 Y!, AIM, Gtalk: pcclib Rock Creek: 971-722-7239 Text Message: 971-259-TEXT (8398) Sylvania: 971-722-4500 Email: refer@pcc.edu
  • Main Body Text APA FOR NURSING STUDENTS Page header Title (centered, at top) Although the first paragraph is the introduction, never use the heading “Introduction” to start your paper For more see the sample APA paper at http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/pdf/Hacker-Mira-APA-2010.pdf Call a Librarian Chat or Text a LibrarianContact Cascade: 971-722-5269 Y!, AIM, Gtalk: pcclib Rock Creek: 971-722-7239 Text Message: 971-259-TEXT (8398) Sylvania: 971-722-4500 Email: refer@pcc.edu
  • Headings APA FOR NURSING STUDENTS Regardless of the number of levels, always use the headings in order, beginning Level Format with level 1 1 Centered, Boldface, Uppercase and Lowercase Headings 2 Left-aligned, Boldface, Uppercase and Lowercase Heading 3 Indented, boldface, lowercase heading with a period. Indented, boldface, italicized, lowercase heading with a 4 period. 5 Indented, italicized, lowercase heading with a period. For more see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/16/ Call a Librarian Chat or Text a LibrarianContact Cascade: 971-722-5269 Y!, AIM, Gtalk: pcclib Rock Creek: 971-722-7239 Text Message: 971-259-TEXT (8398) Sylvania: 971-722-4500 Email: refer@pcc.edu
  • In-text Citation APA FOR NURSING STUDENTSExact quotation, introduced with signal phrase Exact quotation, no signal phraseAs Davis (1978) reported, "If the existence of a signingape was unsettling for linguists, it was also startling news "If the existence of a signing ape was unsettling forfor animal behaviorists" (p. 26). linguists, it was also startling news for animal behaviorists" (Davis, 1978, p. 26).Rule: Introduce the quotation with a signal phrase thatincludes the authors last name followed by the date of Rule: When the authors name does not appear in thepublication in parentheses. Put the page number inparentheses at the end of the quotation before the signal phrase, place the authors name, the date, and theending punctuation mark. page number in parentheses at the end of the quotation. Use commas between items in the parentheses. For more see http://www.lib.unc.edu/instruct/citations/index.html?page=apa_intext Call a Librarian Chat or Text a LibrarianContact Cascade: 971-722-5269 Y!, AIM, Gtalk: pcclib Rock Creek: 971-722-7239 Text Message: 971-259-TEXT (8398) Sylvania: 971-722-4500 Email: refer@pcc.edu
  • In-text Citation APA FOR NURSING STUDENTS Exact quotation, more than 40 words Students having a hard time finding databases isnt a new phenomenon. At the University of Washington, they have problems too. With the addition of so many new databases to the campus online system, many students were having Indent; no difficulty locating the database they needed. At the quotation marks same time, the role of Session Manager had evolved. The increased importance of the Session Manager as a selection tool made it a part of the navigation process itself. (Eliasen, 1997, p. 510) Citation comes last For more see http://www.lib.unc.edu/instruct/citations/index.html?page=apa_intext Call a Librarian Chat or Text a LibrarianContact Cascade: 971-722-5269 Y!, AIM, Gtalk: pcclib Rock Creek: 971-722-7239 Text Message: 971-259-TEXT (8398) Sylvania: 971-722-4500 Email: refer@pcc.edu
  • In-text Citation APA FOR NURSING STUDENTSTwo authors, with and without signal phrase 3-5 authors, first reference and subsequent citations(with signal) Patterson and Linden (1981) agreed that thegorilla Koko acquired language more slowly than a (first reference) The study noted a fluctuating divorcenormal speaking child. rate in Middletown between the 1920s and the 1970s (Caplow, Bahr, Chadwick, Hill, & Williamson, 1982).(without signal) Koko acquired language more slowly (next references) While the incidence of wife abuse maythan a normal speaking child (Patterson & Linden, 1981). not be higher than in the past, the researchers found that women were more willing to report it (Caplow et al., 1982). 6 or more authors? Always use “et al.” Rule: Work with 3-5 authors: In the first reference toRule: Work with two authors: In the first reference to such a work, list all authors. In subsequent citations, usework, list both authors. the first authors name followed by "et al." (note the period after the word "al"). For more see http://www.lib.unc.edu/instruct/citations/index.html?page=apa_intext Call a Librarian Chat or Text a LibrarianContact Cascade: 971-722-5269 Y!, AIM, Gtalk: pcclib Rock Creek: 971-722-7239 Text Message: 971-259-TEXT (8398) Sylvania: 971-722-4500 Email: refer@pcc.edu
  • In-text Citation APA FOR NURSING STUDENTSNo author No page numbers, often from “HTML full-text” articles("Former FBI Agent," 2007) (Myers, 2000, para. 5)...as seen in Preparing for the GRE (2003). (Beutler, 2000, Conclusion section, para. 1)Rule: When citing from a source with no author given, or Rule: When citing from a source that does not providewhen citing from legal materials, use the first few words page numbers (such as an electronic source), useof the reference list entry (usually the title) and the year paragraph numbers if available, or the name of theas your citation. Place article, web page, chapter, and section followed by the number of the paragraph withinsection titles in double quotation marks, and italicize the that section.titles of books, periodicals, reports, and websites. Whena works author is designated as "Anonymous," cite intext the word Anonymous followed by a comma and thedate: (Anonymous, 1998). For more see http://www.lib.unc.edu/instruct/citations/index.html?page=apa_intext Call a Librarian Chat or Text a LibrarianContact Cascade: 971-722-5269 Y!, AIM, Gtalk: pcclib Rock Creek: 971-722-7239 Text Message: 971-259-TEXT (8398) Sylvania: 971-722-4500 Email: refer@pcc.edu
  • References APA FOR NURSING STUDENTS Print book Print Scholarly Journal Article Scholarly Journal Article from a Electronic book Database For more on reference types see http://www.lib.unc.edu/instruct/citations
  • Reference Page APA FOR NURSING STUDENTS Page header Double space References (centered, at top) reference entries First line flush-left; other lines are indented. (Use Paragraph to insert hanging indent, manually indent ½”, or manually insert 5 spaces) Alphabetize by last name Call a Librarian Chat or Text a LibrarianContact Cascade: 971-722-5269 Y!, AIM, Gtalk: pcclib Rock Creek: 971-722-7239 Text Message: 971-259-TEXT (8398) Sylvania: 971-722-4500 Email: refer@pcc.edu