APA Cheat Sheet by jtl17221

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									                                                     APA Cheat Sheet

All information that you got from an outside source (is not common knowledge or knowledge you already had),
should be cited in the Information section of your paper.

Use in-text citations after each sentence that contains ideas from one of your sources.

Ex. There are 372 varieties of lima beans (Jones, 2006).

If you have a quote, it is necessary to include the page number on which you found the statement within the in-text
citation.

Ex. “This is a quote word for word from a source” (Jones, 2006, p. 32).

                      For the References page which comes at the end of the paper:
   1.   Title the page References and center this title.
   2.   Lines within an entry should be single spaced, but there should be an empty line between each entry.
   3.   Every line after the first within an entry should be indented five spaces.
   4.   Entries should be listed in alphabetical order.
   5.   Every source that you cite in your paper should be on your reference page; everything on your reference page
        should be cited in your paper.

How to cite a book:

        In general:

        Last, F. (Year of most recent copyright). The title of the book in italics with only the first letter of the first
                word capitalized. City of Publication, State: Publishing Company.

        Examples:

        Langford, B. (2005). The etiquette edge. New York, NY: AMACOM.

        In text citation = (Langford, 2005)

        Fagan, J., & Palm, G. (2003). Fathers and early childhood programs. (2nd ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson
               Learning.

        In text citation = (Fagan & Palm, 2003)

How to cite a journal article:

        In general:

        Author’s Last, F. (Date of most recent copyright). Title of article with only the first letter of the first word
               capitalized. Name of Journal, volume number (issue number if there is one), pages – pages.

        Examples:

        Courtois, C. A. (2004). Complex trauma and reactions. Journal of the American Medical Association, 12, 57-
               60.

        In text citation = (Courtois, 2004)
       Hughes, J.C., Brestan, E. V., Christens, B.D., Klinger, L. J. & Valle, L.A. (2004). Problem-solving
             interactions between mothers and children. Child and Family Behavior Therapy, 26(1), 1-16.

       In text citation = (Hughes, Brestan, Christens, Klinger, & Valle, 2004)

How to cite a website:

       In general:

       Author of website. (Date last updated). Name of Website. Retrieved on Month Day, Year, from URL

       Examples:

       Pauls, K. (2002, December 21). Cool Things Everyone Should Know. Retrieved on January 26, 2009, from
              http://www.somerandomwebsite.org/coolthings

       In text citation = (Pauls, 2002).

       National Science Foundation. (2008). Ecosystems. Retrieved January 26, 2009, from
              http://www.nsf.org/ecosystems/page01/jsewoibroijnefibun http://www.nsf.org

       In text citation = (National Science Foundation, 2008).

Example Reference Page:

**(would start on a new page)

                                                      References

Courtois, C. A. (2004). Complex trauma and reactions. Journal of the American Medical Association, 12, 57-60.

Fagan, J., & Palm, G. (2003). Fathers and early childhood programs. (2nd ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson Learning.

Hughes, J.C., Brestan, E. V., Christens, B.D., Klinger, L. J. & Valle, L.A. (2004). Problem-solving interactions
      between mothers and children. Child and Family Behavior Therapy, 26(1), 1-16.

Langford, B. (2005). The etiquette edge. New York, NY: AMACOM.

National Science Foundation. (2008). Ecosystems. Retrieved January 26, 2009, from
       http://www.nsf.org/ecosystems/page01/jsewoibroijnefibun

Pauls, K. (2002, December 21). Cool Things Everyone Should Know. Retrieved on January 26, 2009, from
       http://www.somerandomwebsite.org/coolthings

								
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