Cite Your Sources in APA Style: A Review

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Cite Your Sources in APA Style: A Review. Shana Gass, MSLS sgass@towson.edu Reference Librarian Subject Specialist in Business & Economics. Style Manuals. Different disciplines use different style manuals Social Sciences = American Psychological Association ( APA ) - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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COSC 111: Finding Books in Cook Library Cite Your Sources in APA Style: A ReviewShana Gass, MSLSsgass@towson.eduReference LibrarianSubject Specialist in Business & Economics1Style ManualsDifferent disciplines use different style manualsSocial Sciences = American Psychological Association (APA)Humanities = MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (MLA)2Citing Correctly in APA: Exact Quote from a Source 1. x 2. In-text citation(Burrows, 2009, para. 5)OR (Burrows, 2009, p. 26) 3. An entry in the References list (the bibliography) at the end of the paperEvery in-text citation should have a match in the bibliography 3Citing Correctly in APA: Citing an Idea or Fact 1. Legitimate paraphrase 2. In-text citation(Burrows, 2009) 3. An entry in the References list at the end of the paperAgain, every in-text citation should have a match in the bibliography!4Library Resources for APAExamples for print & electronic sources; in-text citations; link to Diana Hacker Guide5In-text Citation for an Article (HTML) from a Database (Business Source Complete)APA StyleIn-text:Mobile devices increase access to sensitive corporate data (Swartz, 2006).In-text with signal phrase:Swartz (2006) points out that mobile devices increase access to sensitive corporate data. 6First is a screenshot of how the article looks from the results list of an Ebsco database (Business Source Complete in this case).Below are examples of how in-text citations to this article can be integrated.References List Entry for an Article (HTML) from a Database (Business Source Complete)Swartz, N. (2006). Safeguarding corporatesecrets. Information Management Journal, 40(5), 24-30. Retrieved from Business Source Complete database. APA Style7Dont forget the Bibliography entry at the end of the paper! Heres an example for the same article.Dont copy & paste the info straight from a database into your References list you can see it looks quite different in APA!28+ means that the article starts on page 28. If you consulted the PDF copy instead of the HTML copy, you would be able to include the exact page range and to cite specific pages (rather than paragraphs) in your in-text citations. How to Cite GraphicsAPA Style:Caption the graphic in a sufficiently descriptive manner and add an explanatory footnote. Photograph of Matt from Survivor.[1]_______________________________ [1] From History of reality TV by Beth Rowen, 2000 July 21, retrieved September 21, 2004, from http://www.infoplease.com/spot/realitytv1.htmlPowerpoint: Sample SlidesDistance EducationMajority of colleges had at least some online classes in 2001 (Virtual school initiatives, 2005)Teaching online classes time-consuming, requires special techniques (Bender, 2003)Students taking online courses must be self-starters (Thomas, 2007)Powerpoint: Sample SlidesReferencesBender, T. (2003). Discussion-based online teaching to enhance student learning: Theory, practice, and assessment. Sterling, Va: Stylus PubThomas, C. (2007). Are you a candidate for distance learning? Petersons.com. Retrieved September 10, 2009, from http://www.petersons.com/distancelearning/code/articles/ distancelearncandidate2.aspVirtual school initiatives increase as study details distance learning. (2005). Electronic Education Report, 12(6), 3-5. Retrieved from Academic Search Premier database. Research or Citation Style Questions?feel free to contact me! Shana Gass (410) 704-2395 sgass@towson.eduOr any reference librarian: Visit Call IM TXT Library web site > Ask a Librarian11

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