The location is followed by the organization

Info icon This preview shows pages 4–5. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
The location is followed by the organization operating the site. Finally, it is important to note the date you accessed the site as well as its full URL. If you access many connected sites, you can just list the primary one. For example, the FBI information is not found on this specific URL, but this URL is the main page for Eleanor Roosevelt. The FBI information is linked to on this page. Okay, so at this point, you have done your research and written the reference page. Is the work done? No -- you still have to write the paper! Our concern here, however, is how you identify the information in your paper that you found in outside sources. The best way to do this is parenthetical citation (also called in-text citation), illustrated in the paragraph below: Eleanor Roosevelt had many ties to the U.S. Presidency. Not only was she the niece of President Theodore Roosevelt, she was also the wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. From her first days as First Lady, she challenged the status quo. Her commitment to free speech prompted her to end the tradition of only allowing pre-approved questions from reporters in her press conferences, a move her husband adopted two days later (Lord, 2003). She also strongly believed in the need for global cooperation and was one of the founders of the United Nations (Black, 1996). Her strong convictions did not endear her to everyone, however. J. Edgar Hoover, FBI director at the time, became convinced that her anti-lynching, anti-McCarthy, pro-labor views threatened America's conservative values, and he had his organization keep a careful eye on her, amassing a 3,000 page file on her by the time of her death (The American Experience: Eleanor Roosevelt, 1999). When there is no author, as in the PBS site, the title is used. In the above, all the information has been paraphrased from the sources, meaning that the ideas, but not the words come from these sources. When directly quoting another source (any word-for-word excerpt), it is important to surround the excerpt with quotation marks and then add the page number to the parenthetical citation. Had this passage quoted anything directly, it would have appeared like this: "FDR broke Herbert Hoover's written-questions-only rule for White House press conferences. He did that two days after Eleanor, in the first of a series of first-lady news conferences, fielded unwritten questions from female reporters" (Lord, 2003, p.12). If you state the author's name in the sentence, it can appear one of two ways: According to Lord, "FDR broke Herbert Hoover's written-questions-only rule for White House press conferences. He did that two days after Eleanor, in the first of a series of first-lady news conferences, fielded unwritten questions from female reporters" (2003, p.12). 3111_wl_rcp_apa1.doc Page 4 of 5
Image of page 4

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
According to Lord (2003), "FDR broke Herbert Hoover's written-questions-only rule for White House press conferences. He did that two days after Eleanor, in the first of a series of first-lady news conferences, fielded unwritten questions from female reporters" (p.12).
Image of page 5
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern