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APA CITATION STYLE

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GENERAL PAGE LAYOUT


1 Margins on all sides Double Spaced Aligned Left Serif font (Preferred: Times New Roman) Title Page (Centered)

Title of Paper y Authors Name y Institution


y

Header
Page Numbers (Right Aligned) y Shortened title (ALL CAPS Left Aligned)
y

Preceded by words Running Head (first page only)

First line of paragraphs indented by

THINGS THAT MIGHT NOT BE THE


DEFAULT SETTING 1 Margins on all sides Double Spaced Aligned Left Serif font (Preferred: Times New Roman), 12 pt. Title Page (Centered)

Title of Paper y Authors Name y Institution


y

Header
Page Numbers (Right Aligned) y Shortened title (ALL CAPS Left Aligned)
y

Preceded by words Running Head (first page only)

First line of paragraphs indented by

1 MARGINS

DOUBLE SPACING

SERIF FONT

QUICK & DIRTY WAY

TITLE PAGE

HEADER: MULTI-STEP HOW-TO


y y

Page Numbers (Right Aligned) Shortened title (ALL CAPS Left Aligned)

Preceded by words Running Head (first page only)

Step 1: Let the computer know about the Running Head silliness

HEADER: MULTI-STEP HOW-TO


y y

Page Numbers (Right Aligned) Shortened title (ALL CAPS Left Aligned)

Preceded by words Running Head (first page only)

Step 2: Get the basic layout

HEADER: MULTI-STEP HOW-TO

Step 3: a) Replace the left text with the words Running Head followed by a colon and the shortened title b) Insert the Page number in the left text box c) Put one space in where the middle text box is (to preserve the alignment)

HEADER: MULTI-STEP HOW-TO


y y

Page Numbers (Right Aligned) Shortened title (ALL CAPS Left Aligned)

Step 4: Do it again on the second page!

HINT / PET PEEVE


To insert and go to a second page

HINT / PET PEEVE


Please dont hit

INDENT PARAGRAPHS

WHERE TO PUT CITATIONS


In-Text Citation
Appears within the text of the paper y Brief citation of quotes & paraphrases. y Points to specific sources in Works Cited list y Must match the works cited list
y

Works Cited list


Appears at the end y Lists all sources used y Full APA citation
y

IN-TEXT CITATIONS GENERAL RULES


Enclosed in parentheses ( ) Comes BEFORE the period Generally Authors Last Name followed by a comma and the year of publication

If author is names in sentence, just the year y Has a page number (unless its a 1-page article) y Has a paragraph number if theres no page
y

IN-TEXT CITATIONS AUTHOR VARIATIONS


Two = (Crosby & Malkin, 2010, p.127) Three-Five

First time= (Crosby, Malkin, & Fleury 2010 p. 66) y Subsequent = (Crosby et. al., 2010, p. 66)
y

Six or More = (Crosby et. al., 2010, p. 87) Same Last Name = (S. Crosby, 2010, p.87) No Author = (Penguins, 2010, para. 2)

WORKS CITED CHARACTERISTICS


Starts on a New Page Labeled as References(centered) Complete citation Listed Alphabetically Double Spaced Hanging Indent

HOW TO DO A HANGING INDENT

FINDING OUT HOW TO FORMAT CITATIONS


Publication

Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Ed. Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) Writing Center Tutors: Whitaker 122
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Authors

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One Author

First Initial Last Name

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Year of Publication

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Title of the Article

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Title of the Publication

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Volume Issue Page Range

Publication Details

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Digital Object Identifier

AND IF THERES NO DOI?


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