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									                                  Idiots Guide to APA
       Don’t make APA too complicated. It’s about looking at a sample and copying it.
       Here are samples of the major research items you may need to cite.


       PERIODICALS: Magazines, newspapers, journals
       Notice the following:
           They are double-spaced
           The second line is indented
           The title of the article is not in all capitals
           The title of the journal or magazine is in italics and uses capitals
           After the title of the journal is the issue and/or volume number.
           The volume number is listed before the issue number: 11(1)
           The volume number is in italics
           The last item is the page numbers followed by a period
           They are alphabetized
           For information on APA
              http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_apa.html
           http://www3.uark.edu/qwct/resources/handouts/14%20Writing%20in%20APA%2
              0Style.pdf
               Samples on this page came from the OWL Purdue Website

Example:

Berndt, T. J. (2002). Friendship quality and social development. Current Directions in

       Psychological Science, 11(1), 7-10.


Berndt, T. J., & Keefe, K. (1995). Friends' influence on adolescents' adjustment to school. Child

       Development, 66, 1312-1329.




                                          Meade- APA Handout 1
BOOKS
Notice the following:
    They are double-spaced
    The second line is indented
    The title of the book is not in all capitals
    The title of the book is in italics
    The city is listed before the publisher
    The authors first names are not used but rather their initials
    They are alphabetized
    There are many periods, notice their placement
    For information on APA
       http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_apa.html
               Samples came from the OWL Purdue Website



Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal
    publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.


Merriam-Webster's collegiate dictionary (10th ed.).(1993). Springfield, MA: Merriam-
    Webster.




                                Meade- APA Handout 2
INTERNET
Here are some samples of periodicals in APA format
Notice the following:
    They are double-spaced
    The second line is indented
    The authors first names are not used but rather their initials
    The date the information was retrieved is included
    The web address is included
    They are alphabetized
    There are many periods, notice their placement
    No period at the end because it might cause problems with the web address
    For information on APA go to
       http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_apa.html
    http://www3.uark.edu/qwct/resources/handouts/13%20Reference%20-
       %20APA.pdf
       Samples came from the OWL Purdue Website


The Foundation for a Better World. (2000). Pollution and banana cream pie. In Great

    chefs cook with chlorofluorocarbons and carbon monoxide (Chap. 3). Retrieved July
    13, 2001, from http://www.bamm.com/cream/pollution/bananas.htm


Smith, G. (2002). Life in the city. Retrieved May 14, 2006 from
    http://www.lifeinthecity.com




                                Meade- APA Handout 3
Putting it all together: REFERENCE PAGE

  1. Take all the sources you used and put them in proper APA


  2. Alphabetize your references


  2. Center the word “References” across the top of the page. Do not bold or
       underline


  3. Entire page should be double-spaced with no additional spaces between
       references.


  4. On the top right-hand of the page put a short title and a page number




                              Meade- APA Handout 4

								
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