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Apa introduction

  1. 1. APA  Style:  A    Brief  Introduc4on     Lin  Wu   Associate  Professor  &     Embedded  Librarian   UTHSC  Library  
  2. 2. What  is  the  APA  cita4on  style?   ² Guidelines  to  write  scholarly  papers  and  established  by   the  American  Psychological  Associa4on.     ² Publica=on  Manual  of  the  American  Psychological   Associa=on,  6th  Edi=on.  Copies  are  available  at  both   Permanent  Reserves  &  Reference  Collec4on  (Call   number:  WZ  345  P976  2010)  You  don’t  have  to  remember  all  of  the  rules,  but  you  do  need  to  understand  the  essen4als!  
  3. 3. Why  do  we  cite  sources?    ² Avoid  plagiarism  ² Give  credits  to  others  ² Provide  readers  reliable  ways  to  locate   sources  ² Establish  scholarly  credits  for  ourselves   It’s  all  about  scholarly  wri4ng!  
  4. 4. When  do  we  cite  sources?   ² Exact  quota4ons     ² Others’  ideas/theories/research  –  “berry   picking”  or  paraphrasing   ² Anything  that  influences  our  work  and  that   we  used  to  build  our  work     Credi4ng  sources!    
  5. 5. Ci4ng:  A  two-­‐part  process  ² In  text   §  In  the  body  of  a  paper  ² Reference  list   §  At  the  end  of  the  paper  Most  in-­‐text  cita4ons  should  have  a  corresponding  entry  in  the  references  list  
  6. 6. Does  APA  use  ibid.?    No.  APA  never  uses  ibid  to  refer  again  to  the  last  source  previously  referenced;  instead  give  each  cita4on  using  author  names  as  usual.               Source:  hdp://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2010/05/its-­‐all-­‐la4n-­‐to-­‐me.html  
  7. 7. When  to  use  page  numbers  in  the  body  of  a  paper?  ²   Direct  quote  from  a  source  ²   A  specific  part  of  a  source    ²   Paraphrasing  or  referring  to  an  idea   (encourage  to  provide  page  number)  
  8. 8. What’s  the  difference  between  DOI  and  URL?  ²   DOI  stands  for  Digital  Object  Iden4fier   ²   to  iden4fy  an  ar4cle  and  link  to  it   Example:  10.1001/jama.2011.1913  ²   URL  stands  for  Uniform  Resource  Locator   ²   to  map  digital  informa4on  on  the  Internet   Example:  hdp://libguides.uthsc.edu/nsg510   Domain/Host   Protocol   name   File  name  
  9. 9. Where  to  get  help?  Ask  the  Embedded  Librarian   (901)    448  1667        lwu5@uthsc.edu  

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