APA Citation Overview How to create and APA Style Reference Page.

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  • APA Citation Overview How to create and APA Style Reference Page
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  • References Page Center the title (References) at the top of the page. Do not bold it. Double-space reference entries Flush left the first line of the entry and indent subsequent lines Order entries alphabetically by the authors surnames
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  • References: Basics Invert authors names (last name first followed by initials: Smith, J.Q.) Alphabetize reference list entries the last name of the first author of each work Capitalize only the first letter of the first word of a title and subtitle, the first word after a colon or a dash in the title, and proper nouns. Do not capitalize the first letter of the second word in a hyphenated compound word.
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  • References: Basics Capitalize all major words in journal titles Italicize titles of longer works such as books and journals Do not italicize, underline, or put quotes around the titles of shorter works such as journal articles or essays in edited collections
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  • Making the References List 1.Identify the type of source: Is it a book? A journal article? A webpage? 2.Find a sample of citing this type of source in the textbook or in the OWL APA Guide: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ 3.Mirror the sample 4.Make sure that the entries are listed in the alphabetical order and the subsequent lines are indented (Recall References: Basics) APA is a complex system of citation. When compiling the reference list, the strategy below might be useful:
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  • Example: Basic Format for Books Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher. Note: For "Location," you should always list the city and the state using the two letter postal abbreviation without periods (New York, NY). Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Nonperiodical Web Document, Web Page, or Report List as much of the following information as possible (you sometimes have to hunt around to find the information; don't be lazy. If there is a page like http://www.somesite.com/somepage.htm, and somepage.htm doesn't have the information you're looking for, move up the URL to http://www.somesite.com/): Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of document. Retrieved from http://Web address Angeli, E., Wagner, J., Lawrick, E., Moore, K., Anderson, M., Soderland, L., & Brizee, A. (2010, May 5). General format. Retrieved from http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

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