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APA Style

  1. 1. Using APA Format Modified by Waldemar Santiago, brought to you by the Purdue University Writing Lab
  2. 2. What is APA Style? American Psychological Association (APA) style is a widely accepted style of documentation, particularly in the social sciences.
  3. 3. Why Use APA Format? <ul><ul><li>Allows readers to cross-reference your sources easily </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides consistent format within a discipline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gives you credibility as a writer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protects yourself from plagiarism </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Where Do I Find APA Format? <ul><ul><li>Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association , 5th ed. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.apastyle.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Composition textbooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OWL website: owl.english.purdue.edu </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. APA Style: Two Main Concerns <ul><ul><li>Reference Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parenthetical Citations </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Reference Page <ul><ul><li>A list of every source that you make reference to in your essay. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides the information necessary for a reader to locate and retrieve any sources cited in your essay. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each retrievable source cited in the essay must appear on the reference page, and vice versa. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. A Sample Reference Page
  8. 8. <ul><li>Most citations should contain the following basic information: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Author’s name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Title of work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publication information </li></ul></ul>Reference Page
  9. 9. <ul><ul><li>Book Shay, J. (1994). Achilles in Vietnam: Combat trauma and the undoing of character . New York: Touchstone. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Article in a Magazine Klein, J. (1998, October 5). Dizzy days. The New Yorker, 40-45. </li></ul></ul>References: Some Examples
  10. 10. <ul><ul><li>Web page Poland, D. (1998, October 26). The hot button. Roughcut . Retrieved October 28, 1998 from http://www.roughcut.com </li></ul></ul>References: Some Examples
  11. 11. <ul><ul><li>A newspaper article Tommasini, A. (1998, October 27). Master teachers whose artistry glows in private. New York Times , p. B2. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A source with no known author Cigarette sales fall 30% as California tax rises. (1999, September 14). New York Times , p. A17. </li></ul></ul>References: Some Examples
  12. 12. Tools <ul><ul><li>http://www.bibme.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Cite </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ottobib.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Where can you go for additional help with APA documentation? <ul><ul><li>LAD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check: http://owl.english.purdue.edu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email brief questions: [email_address] </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. References <ul><ul><li>APA style. (2009, February 18). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 22:20, March 12, 2009, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=APA_style&oldid=271537399 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stacks, G. (2001, September 1). Welcome to the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) . Retrieved March 12, 2009, from http://owl.english.purdue.edu </li></ul></ul>

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