Documenting Sources - APA Style

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<p>http://www</p> <p>Documenting Sources from the World Wide WebAPA Style</p> <p>A Reference document is an alphabetical listing of all sources cited in a scholarly research document or presentation. This document only details the APA (American Psychological Association) citing style. Information for MLA style is available in Documenting Sources MLA Style in the Module 2, Activity 2 folder on the Program CD-ROM.</p> <p>Web Sites for Citing Online Sources - APA Style</p> <p>Electronic Reference Formats Recommended by the American Psychological Associationhttp://www.apastyle.org/elecref.html</p> <p>Using APA Style to Cite and Document Sourceshttp://www.bedfordstmartins.com/online/cite6.html </p> <p>Using American Psychological Association (APA) Formathttp://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_apa.html </p> <p>Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism: Documentation Guidelineshttp://www.lib.duke.edu/libguide/citing.htm http://www.lib.duke.edu/libguide/works_cited.htm Although geared toward higher education students, this has helpful information for middle school and high school students, or their teachers. Gives examples of APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian citation styles.</p> <p>Creating APA Citations with Online Tools</p> <p>The following Web sites allow you to paste or type information about the Web site you wish to cite. Then with a click of a button, it will provide the appropriate formatting, which you can then copy and paste into your Works Cited document.</p> <p>NoteStarhttp://notestar.4teachers.org/ Teachers can assign this online note-taker tool to their classes for an internet project, creating a roster for the assignment. Students will be issued a user name (for individual student use or group use), and will keep track of their notes and web sites used while conducting research on the internet. Registration is required. The program was designed for 4th thru 12th grade students. When notes are completed, students can create a bibliography in MLA or APA format with a click of a button.</p> <p>Microsoft Template Gallery: Publications and Educationhttp://search.officeupdate.microsoft.com/TemplateGallery/ct146.asp You can download templates for use in Microsoft* Word, PowerPoint* and Excel. Examples of available templates include research paper template in APA or MLA format, graph paper, student certificates, essay test, grade book, seating chart, tests, back-to-school presentation, and more.</p> <p>Resources for Documenting Electronic Sources http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_docelectric.htmlGeneral Rules for Citing Electronic Sources APA Style Direct readers as closely as possible to the information being cited. Whenever possible, refer to specific Web pages, rather than home or top menu pages. Double-space the reference list with a hanging indent. APA style recommends the use of italics, rather than underlining, for titles. However, if the instructor requires adherence to older rules, use underlining. Invert all authors names using only the initials of the first and middle names (e.g., Smith, J. J.). Use commas to separate multiple authors. An author could be an organization or group. If there is no author, move the title to the author position before the date of publication or posting. Alphabetize the list of citations by each entrys first significant word (not an, the, etc.). Alphabetize entries with numbers as if the numbers were spelled out. The publication or posting date is to be placed within parenthesis. If there is no date, include n.d. in parenthesis, for example: (n.d.). An article, subtitle, or chapter is typed in plain text (no italics or quotation marks). Capitalize only the first word. A title of a book, periodical, brochure, report, or Web site is typed in italics. For non-Web resources, include the city and the publisher of the work in the following format: City: Publisher. If the city could be confused with another or is not well-known, include the state and/or country. For a Web site citation, include the words Retrieved from before the Web address (URL). Do not type a period after the URL; however, any other type of source requires a period at the end.</p> <p>Citing Web Pages APA Style (Sites or pages originally created for publication on the Internet)Include the following items if available in this order (the most often used elements are in bold): 1. Name of the author (if given; includes names of people, companies, organizations, agencies). Last name comma then first initials (Smith, J.J.). If there is an editor or translator include: (Ed.) or (Trans.) 2. Date of publication or posting in parenthesis3. Title of the poem, short story, article, or similar short work within a scholarly project, database, or periodical in plain text.4. Title of the scholarly project, database, periodical, or professional or personal web site in italics.5. Version number of the source or other identifying number (volume, issue, etc.).6. The number range or total number of pages, paragraphs, or other sections, if they are numbered.7. The word Retrieved then the date of access (formatted as: month, day, year,) and the word from.8. The name of the agency, institution, or organization sponsoring or associated with this site. If this is included, add the words Web site: 9. The Internet address in plain text with no period at the end of the URL.</p> <p>Basic Web Page Citing: Author, A. A. (date of posting). Title of work. Retrieved month day, year, from organization name Web site: URL 2002 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.Intel Teach to the FuturePage 1 of 2</p>

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