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Revised 9/24/09 This crib sheet is a guide to the APA style. It is not intended to replace the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition. Only selected citations were chosen for inclusion here. For other examples, see the printed Manual. Use this only as a reference. REFERENCES AND CITATIONS Some general rules for APA reference pages: Begin the reference list on a new page. The page begins with the word References (Reference if there is only one), centered in the top, middle of the page, using both upper and lower case, bold typeface. If the references take up more than one page, do not re- type the word References on sequential pages, simply continue your list. References cited in text must appear in the reference list; conversely, each entry in the reference list must be cited in text. The first line of the reference is flush left. Lines thereafter are indented as a group five or so spaces, to create a hanging indention. The reference list is double-spaced. Arrange entries in alphabetical order. Give the year the work was published in parentheses. If no date is available, write (n.d.). Use italics for titles of books, newspapers, magazines, and journals. Capitalize the first word of the title of the article or book, and the first word following a colon. Also capitalize all proper nouns, including names of instruments or agencies that appear in the title. Always use an ampersand (&) before the last author in the reference page. Do not use and . Use one space after all punctuation. Citations in Text To refer to an item from the list of references in the text, an author-date method should be used. That is, use the surname of the author (without suffixes) and the year of the publication in the text at appropriate points. Unless you are quoting, page numbers are not used. One author In a recent study, Isaac (2001) found that . . . Many social workers suffer from anxiety (Isaac, 2001). Two or more authors When a work has two authors, always cite both names every time the reference occurs. Smith and James (2001) found that drug use . . . Adolescent drug use occurs more frequently in rural areas than in suburban areas
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