3apa - APA Format6th Edition OVERVIEWThe American...

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1 APA Format–6 th Edition OVERVIEW –The American Psychological Association (APA) style is widely accepted in the social sciences and other fields, such as education, business, and nursing. The APA citation format requires parenthetical citations within the text rather than endnotes or footnotes. Citations in the text provide brief information, usually the name of the author and the date of publication, to lead the reader to the source of information in the reference list at the end of the paper. NOTE: Although the examples in this guide are shown in single space, APA style requires double spacing throughout (e.g. text, references, etc.) APA RULES FOR THE REFERENCES PAGE – The following sections show some of the more commonly used APA citation rules. NOTE: All citations must be in the Hanging Indent Format with the first line flush to the left margin and all other lines indented. JOURNALS, MAGAZINES, NEWSPAPERS IN PRINT FORMAT General Form Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, xx, xxx-xxx. NOTE: The journal title and the volume number are in italics. Issue numbers are not required if the journal is continuously paged. If paged individually, the issue number is required and is in regular type in parentheses adjacent to the volume number. One Author Williams, J. H. (2008). Employee engagement: Improving participation in safety. Professional Safety, 53 (12), 40-45. Two to Seven Authors [List all authors] Keller, T. E., Cusick, G. R., & Courtney, M. E. (2007). Approaching the transition to adulthood: Distinctive profiles of adolescents aging out of the child welfare system. Social Services Review, 81 , 453- 484. Eight or More Authors [List the first six authors, … and the last author]
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