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Unformatted text preview: 1 && Because writers need readers Cavanaugh 427 274-2049 APA Documentation Style, Fifth Edition College students often encounter more than one style of documentation: most English classes require students to follow the MLA style manual, while some classes require them to follow the style manual published by the American Psychological Association (APA). The basic rules of APA are listed below - first the rules for documenting sources within the paragraph and then the rules for the reference page. The following rules and examples are derived from the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association , Fifth Edition. Reference List Guidelines for APA First, title the page References (without quotations, underlining, or italics). Then, make sure the sources are arranged in alphabetical orderby the last name of the first author listed on the source or (if no author is given) by the first important word of the title (excluding a, an or the ). As you list each source, use hanging indentation (the first line is flush to the left and each subsequent line is indented). Begin each source citation with the authors last name. Use initials for the first and middle names. Do not list degrees, like M.D. or Ph.D. (see the examples below). (NOTE: In Word, choose Format , then Paragraph , then Special , then Hanging .) Next, write the date of publication in parentheses. The date follows the authors name or the title (if no author is named). A period follows the date (see the examples below). Note, if the source appears in a newsletter or monthly magazine, the month it is issued should also be included after the year. If it is a newspaper, then the day issued should follow the month with no comma between the month and day issued. Following the date of publication, write the title of the work (book, article, pamphlet, website, etc.), capitalizing only the first word and the first word of a subtitle (following a colon). See the examples below. If a book title, italicize the complete title. If the source is a journal article, write the title of the journal after the title of the article. Capitalize each important word (not conjunctions, prepositions, or articles) of the journal title. Add a comma. Then write the volume number (do not include the word volume or its abbreviation), and follow with a comma. Italicize the title of the journal, the volume (but not issue numbers), and the commas. (Note: if each issue of the journal begins with page 1, then write the issue number in parentheses after the volume number). Finally, write the page numbers on which the article appears, but do not italicize them, and do not use p. or pp. for a magazine or journal, but do for a newspaper....
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2011 for the course COMM G310 taught by Professor Sandwina during the Spring '09 term at IUPUI.
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