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APA Style Basics

  1. 1. APA Style Basics<br />Mrs. Santacroce<br />
  2. 2. The APA Style<br />The APA Style was developed by social and behavioral scientists to standardize scientific writing.<br /><ul><li>Research reports
  3. 3. Term papers
  4. 4. Behavioral studies
  5. 5. Literature reviews
  6. 6. Case studies</li></li></ul><li>The Reference List/Bibliography<br />Common styles for citing sources are MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian. <br />Developed to standardize scholarly types of writing.<br />The purpose is to give credit to your sources, as well as, help readers find the resources you used. <br />Therefore, the citations and Reference Lists should be complete and accurate.<br />
  7. 7. Commonalities<br />
  8. 8. References include<br /><ul><li>Who? Author(s) name(s)
  9. 9. When? Date published
  10. 10. What? Title of work
  11. 11. Where? Publisher or publication data</li></li></ul><li>Another sample<br />
  12. 12. Rules to abide by…<br />Alphabetize each entry in a works cited list by the first letter, ignoring the articles A, An, and The. <br />Indent subsequent lines of entries one-half inch or 5 spaces.(Reverse or hanging indentation)<br />
  13. 13. Rules to abide by…<br />Names: Use initials for first and middle names.<br />For articles, chapters and books, capitalize only the first word of the title and subtitle and proper nouns. Fully capitalize periodical titles.<br />
  14. 14. Rules to abide by…<br />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.<br />Double-Space the entire reference list.<br />
  15. 15. DOI<br />
  16. 16. Quick Reference Guide<br />Citation work sheet<br />Quick Guide<br />Whitewater High Library Resources<br />
  17. 17. References<br />American psychological association. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.apastyle.org/ <br />

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