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FROM THE WRITING CENTER
@ THE A.R.C.
APA Citations
APA citations within papers and essays are quite similar to MLA citations, but the differences
between the t...
A.P.A. (American Pyschological Association )
Used for
which papers?
• Social Sciences
Usage
Requirements
• In Text and Ref...
Reference Page
Appears at the
End of the paper
• Location
Begins on a new
page after the text
• Spacing
Labeled as
“Refere...
Reference Page Rules
Reference list
entries should
be
alphabetized
by the last
name of the
first author of
each work.
Auth...
Reference Page Rules
• For multiple
articles by the
same author, or
authors listed in
the same order,
list the entries in
...
Last but not Least.......
• Italicize titles of longer works such as books
and journalsItalics
Rules
• Do not italicize, u...
APA Citations
With this information, you should be able to accurately format your individual citations as well as
your ref...
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  1. 1. FROM THE WRITING CENTER @ THE A.R.C.
  2. 2. APA Citations APA citations within papers and essays are quite similar to MLA citations, but the differences between the two are very important. Like any other type of citation, APA citation shows what work from another author or credible source is used within a paper. When done correctly, these citations give much deserved credit to sources and give more credibility to a student’s own paper. In this Module, you will:  Learn how to cite individual sources.  Determine how to format your sources and reference page.  Understand where your reference page and citations should be placed.
  3. 3. A.P.A. (American Pyschological Association ) Used for which papers? • Social Sciences Usage Requirements • In Text and Reference Paper • Every source in the paper needs to be in reference section Purpose • Provides info to retrieve and locate source • Protects the Writer against accused accusations of plagiarism
  4. 4. Reference Page Appears at the End of the paper • Location Begins on a new page after the text • Spacing Labeled as “References”, centered at the top of the page (Do not bold, underline, or use quotation marks) • Titling
  5. 5. Reference Page Rules Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work. Authors' names are inverted (last name first); give the last name up to and including seven authors. If there are more than seven authors, list the first six authors and then use ellipses after the sixth author's name. All lines after the first line of each entry should be indented one- half inch from the left margin (hanging indent)
  6. 6. Reference Page Rules • For multiple articles by the same author, or authors listed in the same order, list the entries in chronological order, from earliest to most recent • Present the journal title in full • Maintain the punctuation and capitalization that is used by the journal in its title • Capitalize all major words in journal titles When referring to books, chapters, articles, or Web pages, capitalize only the first letter of the first word of a title and subtitle, the first word after a colon or a dash in the title, and proper nouns. Do not capitalize the first letter of the second word in a hyphenated compound word
  7. 7. Last but not Least....... • Italicize titles of longer works such as books and journalsItalics Rules • Do not italicize, underline, or put quotes around the titles of shorter works such as journal articles or essays in edited collections. Italics Rules
  8. 8. APA Citations With this information, you should be able to accurately format your individual citations as well as your references pages. This knowledge will help to make your papers more credible, as well as to give you an understanding of how to credit your sources using the APA citation format.

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