APA Brief Style Guide

APA Brief Style Guide - APA Style This handout is based on...

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APA Style This handout is based on the 6 th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), but is not a comprehensive guide. For all rules and requirements of APA citations, please consult the 6 th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association . APA requires that information be cited in 2 different ways—within the text and in a reference list at the end of the paper. The reference list should be on a new page, double spaced, and use the hanging indent method (all lines after the first one are indented). See also: x Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2010. Reference Desk Reserve 808.06615 p976m 2010 (at Reference Desk) x Concise Rules of APA Style, 6th ed. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2010. Reference Desk Reserve 808.06615 C744r 2010 (at Reference Desk) CITATIONS IN THE TEXT: APA uses the author-date method of citation. The last name of the author and the date of publication are inserted in the text in the appropriate place. When referencing or summarizing a source, provide the author and year. When quoting or summarizing a particular passage, include the specific page or paragraph number, as well. When quoting in your paper, if a direct quote is less than 40 words, incorporate it into your text and use quotation marks. If a direct quote is more than 40 words, make the quotation a free- standing indented block of text and DO NOT use quotation marks. x One work by one author: ± In one developmental study (Smith, 1990), children learned. .. OR ± In the study by Smith (1990), primary school children. .. OR ± In 1990, Smith’s study of primary school children…
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x Works by multiple authors: When a work has 2 authors cite both names every time you reference the work in the text. When a work has three to five authors cite all the author names the first time the reference
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