The APA Style The APA Style was developed by social and behavioral scientists to standardize scientific writing.
The Reference List/Bibliography Common styles for citing sources are MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian. Developed to standardize scholarly types of writing. The purpose is to give credit to your sources, as well as, help readers find the resources you used. Therefore, the citations and Reference Lists should be complete and accurate.
Who? Author(s) name(s)
When? Date published
What? Title of work
Where? Publisher or publication data
Rules to abide by… Alphabetize each entry in a works cited list by the first letter, ignoring the articles A, An, and The. Indent subsequent lines of entries one-half inch or 5 spaces.(Reverse or hanging indentation)
Rules to abide by… Names: Use initials for first and middle names. For articles, chapters and books, capitalize only the first word of the title and subtitle and proper nouns. Fully capitalize periodical titles.
Rules to abide by… Publication dates use the order year, month day. The access date uses the order month day year. If no publication date is available, use "n.d." in place of date. Double-Space the entire reference list.
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References American psychological association. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.apastyle.org/