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PSYC 1101 - Wilson (Floyd) - Spring 2021: APA

APA TUTORIALS

Basics of APA Style

This tutorial is designed for those who have no previous knowledge of APA Style. It shows users how to structure and format their work, recommends ways to reduce bias in language, identifies how to avoid charges of plagiarism, shows how to cite references in text, and provides selected reference examples.

Quick Answers - References

What needs to go on your Reference List (aka "Works Cited") page, and what needs to just have an in-text citation?

Quick Answers - Formatting

How do you format margins, headers, and all sorts of other bits?

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A Brief Introduction to Citation

Citations make more sense when you understand why we cite our sources in scholarly research and writing. 

Articles and Periodicals

ARTICLE EXAMPLES

GENERAL FORMAT
(online with doi)

Author A. A., Author B. B., & Author C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, VolumeNumber (IssueNumber), PageNumberSpan. doi: xx.xxxxxxx

GENERAL FORMAT
(online, no doi)

Author A. A., Author B. B., & Author C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, VolumeNumber (IssueNumber), PageNumberSpan. URL/permalink

Article

with DOI

Morey, C. C., Cong, Y., Zheng, Y., Price, M., & Morey, R. D. (2015). The color-sharing bonus: Roles of perceptual organization and attentive processes in visual working memory. Archives of Scientific Psychology, 3, 18–29. doi: 10.1037/arc0000014

Article from Library Database (no DOI)

Horne, J., Knox D., Zusman, J., and Zusman, M. E. (2007). Tattoos and piercings: Attitudes, behaviors, and interpretations of college students. College Student Journal, 41(4), 1011-1020. 

Article in Public Domain or E-Journal

Church, D. M., et al. (2009). Lineage-specific biology revealed by a finished genome assembly of the mouse. PloS Biology, 7(5), e1000112. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000112

Newspaper article

Kristof, K. M. (2009). New student repayment plan is based on borrower’s income. Los Angeles Times. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-perfin5-2009jul05,0,4774835.column

GENERAL FORMAT
(print)

Author A. A., Author B. B., & Author C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, VolumeNumber (IssueNumber), PageNumberSpan. 

Journal article

Wood, S. N., & Quackenbush, K. (2001). The sorcerer's stone: A touchstone for readers of all ages. English Journal, 90(3), 97-103.

Newspaper article

Kristof, K. M. (2009, November 1). New student repayment plan is based on borrower’s income. Los Angeles Times 50(2), 3.

Magazine article

Mnookin, S. (2006). The Da Vinci clone? Vanity Fair 3(1), 100-148.

Book review

Olsen, M. (2017) Collecting the core. [Review of the book Historical and Critical Dictionary by P. Bayle]. Against the Grain, 29(3), 34.

Article with no author

Education in America and Britain: Learning lessons from private schools. (2009). Economist, 11(4). 20.

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