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APA Practice


Answer the following. Provide the correct answer using the underlined choices



1.  The type of indentation on References is called a common or hanging indent.


2.  If there is no author for your source in References, start with the date. yes or no


3.  You should always give authors full credit by including their full first and last name yes or no          


4.  It is encouraged to put a source in References, even if you didn't cite it in the text. yes or no


5.  If there is more than one author, rearrange the order of the names so they are in alphabetical order. Then list in alphabetical order in References. yes or no


6.  The page with the sources used is called: References, Works Cited, or Either - it doesn't matter


This is from EBSCO Business Source database:


The role of technology in managing workplace health. (2015, May 19). Employee Benefits, 1. Retrieved from ________________


7.  Which is correct? Walsh Library EBSCO  EBSCO Business Source Elite database the URL found in the database        


8.  Smith, J. (June 2018) Telephone interview. Would this be used in APA references? yes or no


9.  It is correct to list all References in alphabetical order. If there is an author, alphabetize by last name, if there is no author, alphabetize by the title or date?


10. Consider the following title from The Wall Street Journal: The Steel Industry Gets What it Wants on Tariffs. Is the capitalization correct for APA references? yes or no


Consider this Reference citation:


Occupational hygiene: Protecting the health of workers. (2014, Apr 4). Occupational Health. Retrieved from LexisNexis Academic database.


11. Why is the word, "protecting" capitalized? It shouldn't be capitalized or because it follows an internal colon 


Consider this Reference citation:


Bass, R. (1997). Technology & learning: A brief guide to interactive multimedia and the study of the United States. Retrieved from


12. Why is "United States" capitalized if we should use sentence style capitalization? it is a proper noun or it shouldn't be capitalized


Consider this Reference citation:


The role of technology in managing workplace health. (2015, May 19). Employee Benefits, 1. Retrieved from EBSCO Business Source Elite database.


13. If you were citing this as an in-text paraphrase, you would use: a partial title and date the source, Employee Benefits and date


Correct the individual aspects of Reference Citations (this is not multiple choice - correct the underlined text.)


14. Author: Thomas, Julie


15. Title:  Financing a Home


16. Source: Real estate today


17. Author: Wegener, D. T., and Petty, R. E. (1994).


18  Title of article: Mood management across affective states: the hedonic contingency hypothesis.


19. Cain, K. (2012, June 29). The Negative effects of Facebook on communication. Social Media Today. Retrieved from


20. Do we include the date retrieved on the previous citation by Cain? yes or no


21. Title of article: WATER AEROBICS.


22. Haw, Paul (2013, Oct 18). Corporate cleaning, hygiene and property maintenance. Business Day. Retrieved from LexisNexis Academic database.


23. Does this previous citation (Haw citation from the Walsh databases) need a URL? yes or no


Answer the questions about in-text citations


 24. According to Cooper, tablets can be used to "deliver presentations on the go, to demonstrate and interact during meetings, and even for video and conference calling" (2017.) Does this need a page or paragraph number? yes or no


25. "The Vanguard franchise has been consistently ranked among the top franchises in North America," ("Vanguard Cleaning Systems," 2018.) What is missing? Choices: Author and page or page

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