Basics of APA Style

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Basics of APA Style

  1. 1. Basics of APA Style Kathy Shields, Reference Librarian
  2. 2. What we’ll cover: • What is APA? • Reference list • In-text citations • Formatting APA
  3. 3. style
  4. 4. The rules
  5. 5. Guides
  6. 6. What we’ll cover: • What is APA? • Reference list • In-text citations • Formatting APA
  7. 7. basics
  8. 8. Required 1/1 Alphabetical
  9. 9. Required 1/1 Alphabetical
  10. 10. Required 1/1 Alphabetical
  11. 11. examples
  12. 12. books
  13. 13. single author Author, A. (year). Title of book. Place of publication: Publisher.
  14. 14. multiple authors Author, A., & Author, B. (year). Title of book. Place of publication: Publisher.
  15. 15. scholarly articles
  16. 16. single author Author, A. (year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume(issue), pp. doi:xx.xxxx
  17. 17. multiple authors Author, A., & Author, B. (year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume(issue), pp. doi:xx.xxxx
  18. 18. no doi (option 1) Author, A. (year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume(issue), pp. Retrieved from database.
  19. 19. no doi (option 2) Author, A. (year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume(issue), pp. Retrieved from journal homepage.
  20. 20. web sources
  21. 21. document Author, A. (year). Title of document [Format description]. Retrieved from http://URL
  22. 22. online newspaper article Author, A. (year). Title of document. Name of Newspaper. Retrieved from http://URL
  23. 23. online magazine article (no author) Title of document. (year). Name of magazine. Retrieved from http://URL
  24. 24. odd stuff
  25. 25. ERIC document Author, A. (year). Title of document. Retrieved from ERIC database. (EDXXXX)
  26. 26. conference presentation Author, A. (year, month). Title of paper or poster. Paper or poster session presented at the meeting of Organization Name, Location.
  27. 27. case study Author, A. (year). Title of document. [Case study]. Place of publication: Publisher.
  28. 28. What we’ll cover: • What is APA? • Reference list • In-text citations • Formatting APA
  29. 29. basics
  30. 30. Word-for-word Paraphrase Not common knowledge
  31. 31. Word-for-word Paraphrase Not common knowledge
  32. 32. Word-for-word Paraphrase Not common knowledge
  33. 33. When in doubt… cite!
  34. 34. examples
  35. 35. single author Within text: English (2008) Parenthetical: (English, 2008)
  36. 36. two to five authors Within text: Wright, Sparks, and O’Hair (2008) [first usage] Wright et al. (2008) Parenthetical: (Wright, Sparks & O’Hair, 2008) [first usage] (Wright et al., 2008)
  37. 37. six or more authors Within text: Shavelson et al. (2008) Parenthetical: (Shavelson et al., 2008)
  38. 38. no author Parenthetical: (“The 2011 oil shock,” 2011)
  39. 39. no date Within text: Jones (n.d.) Parenthetical: (Jones, n.d.)
  40. 40. secondary source Within text: Allport (as cited in Nicholson, 2003) Parenthetical: (Allport, as cited in Nicholson, 2003) Nicholson is included in list of references, NOT Allport
  41. 41. personal communications Within text: Bill Gates (personal communication, April 2, 2011) Parenthetical: (B. Gates, personal communication, April 2, 2011) Cite in text ONLY
  42. 42. direct quotes When talking with students about research, we shouldn’t place emphasis on what a source is “but on what they as writers might do with them” (Bizup, 2008, p. 75).
  43. 43. block quotes Oakleaf (2011) asserts: While librarian are experts in information retrieval, new technology, and electronic information resources, faculty can provide a disciplinary context for the information literacy instruction. (p. 832)
  44. 44. paraphrase Sipher (2005) concludes his essay by insisting that, because schools try to fill multiple social functions, they have failed to fulfill their primary duty of educating their students.
  45. 45. What we’ll cover: • What is APA? • Reference list • In-text citations • Formatting APA
  46. 46. basics
  47. 47. Times New Roman 12-point font 1-inch margins Double-spaced
  48. 48. Times New Roman 12-point font 1-inch margins Double-spaced
  49. 49. Times New Roman 12-point font 1-inch margins Double-spaced
  50. 50. Times New Roman 12-point font 1-inch margins Double-spaced
  51. 51. example
  52. 52. running head (title page)
  53. 53. running head (subsequent pages)
  54. 54. references page
  55. 55. questions? ask us! 24/7 @ highpoint.edu/library ask me! kshields@highpoint.edu

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