APA Tutorial

Report
APA STYLE
(American Psychological Association)
When do I use APA?
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Use APA when you are citing a source in...
•Science
•Social Science
•Psychology
APA Style citations focus on author(s), dates, and page numbers.
In-Text Citations.
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How do I cite a source in my writing (in-text)?
When using APA format, the basic in-text citation contains the
author’s last name, the date of publication, and often the page
number from which material is borrowed.
Page
Author
Date
#
For Example:
“In order to maintain academic honesty in your writing, it is important to cite your sources
using proper APA style” (Moore, 2013, p. 99).
What should I do when the author has already been referenced?
Moore (2013) says that “In order to maintain academic honesty in your writing, it is
important to cite your sources using proper APA style” (p. 99).
In-Text Citations.
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What should I do if I can can’t find an author for my source?
Title
An example of a source
without an author.
Moore’s Guide to Academic Honesty (10th ed.).(1993).
Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster.
Shortened version of title
Date
Page
#
“In order to maintain academic honesty in your writing, it is important to cite your
sources using proper APA style” (Moore’s Guide, 2013, p. 99).
The Reference List
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How do I cite my sources in a reference list.
The Basics
Print sources
A book with one author.
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Author’s last
name and initials
Publication Year
Title (in Italics)
Livingston, J.A. (1994). Rogue Primate: An exploration of
human domestication. London, England: Hogarth.
Location
Publisher Name
In-Text Citation
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What would the in-text citation look like for that source?
The author’s name
A comma
(Linvingstone, 1994)
The
publication
year
A more difficult example
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Multiple authors/ editors (two or three) – this might
come up when referencing a text book.
“eds” means,
editors
Authors
Publication year
McPhee, S.J., Vishwanath, L.R., & Ganong, W.F. (eds.). (2003).
Pathophysiology of disease: An introduction to clinical
medicine. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
Title (in italics)
Location
Publisher Year
In-Text Citation
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What would the in-text citation look like for that
source?
List the names of the
authors/editors (no
initials).
Year of
publication
(McPhee, Vishwanath, & Ganong, 2003)
Subsequent citations use the
last name of the first author
followed by et al.
Subsequent in-text citation
(McPhee et al., 2003)
et al. means “and others”
Electronic Sources
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A website
Publication date (year, month, day)
The author’s last name
and initials (if given)
Title (in italics)
Date of retrieval
Fidler, D.P. (2004, April). World Health Organization’s
international health regulations. Retrieved May 28,
2010, From http://www.asil.org/insights.insigh132.html
URL
In-Text Citation

What would the in-text citation look like for that
source?
The author’s last
name
(Fidler, 2004)
Publication year
Electronic Sources

A website (unknown Author/ Editor; no date)
Title (in italics)
Date of retrieval
World Health Organization’s international health regulations.
(n.d). Retrieved May 28, 2010, From
http://www.asil.org/insights.insigh132.html
URL
In-Text Citation
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What would the in-text citation look like for that
source?
When the author is missing,
the article title takes its
place.
n.d. means,
“no date”
(World Health Organization’s international health regulations, n.d.)
Article
Tittles
Electronic Sources
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Online Image (reproduced in your research paper).
Figure # and description
Title of article
Figure 1. Man exercising. Adapted from “Yoga: Stretching
Out,” By A.N. Green, and L.O. Brown, 2006, May
8th, Sport Digest, 15, p.22. Copyright 2006 by
Sports Digest Inc.
Author(s)
Publication name
Copyright holder
Publication date
Copyright date
Summary or paraphrase

If you are paraphrasing an idea from another work, you only have to make
reference to the author and year of publication in your in-text reference, but APA
guidelines encourage you to also provide the page number (although it is not
required.)
According to Jones (1998), APA style is a difficult citation format for first-time learners.
APA style is a difficult citation format for first-time learners (Jones, 1998, p. 199).
EasyBib
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Go to http://www.easybib.com/
Register
EasyBib
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Fill in all of the required fields.
* You can use a fake email address if you’re not comfortable using a personal
email – Easybib does not require verification of this email.
EasyBib
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Choose your source.
At the EasyBib home page, just click on the tab to pick the type of source you are citing. In many cases,
all you'll have to do after that is type in the URL or title of your source. EasyBib offers over 55
different citation options - the full list is accessible on the final tab.
EasyBib
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Choose a citation style: MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian.
EasyBib
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Enter your source into the search field.
EasyBib
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Select a result.
*Make sure that your result is a perfect match for the source
you are using.
EasyBib
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Fill out the form.
If you've autocited your source, many of the form fields will automatically be filled
in. Review the information in these fields, and enter any additional information you
need (missing information will be highlighted in red).
EasyBib
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Export your bibliography or keep going.
As you can see, your source is now cited. If you are finished, just click "Export to
Word" on the right hand side. You'll get a document to save that will allow you to
easily copy into your paper. If you're not finished, just select another source. EasyBib
will automatically add your citation to your bibliography and alphabetize it
appropriately.
EasyBib
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Select and option.
EasyBib
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If you choose to print your finished works cited or reference
list, click “ok” on the pop up window.
EasyBib
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Your works cited or reference list will open up in Word; you
can print your document from here.
Works Cited
"Introductory Tutorial." EasyBib. N.p., n.d. Web. 28
Feb. 2014.
Seneca. Guide to Research and Citation. Toronto:
Seneca, 2011. Print.

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