APA Reference style in Word 2010.
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This is a short guideline for students, intended to help using the citation and reference formats shown in the APA Manual, Sixth Edition. This document summarizes the most common parts of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA, 2010) that you will use in writing a thesis. In-text citations are used to give credit to the work and ideas of others on which you are building your argument. In-text citations are usually structured like this: (Author’s last name, publication year). To use the APA style, you will create in-text citations throughout your work. The references themselves will appear in a reference list at the end of your thesis. The references will be arranged in alphabetical order and will give full details about your cited sources. It is a good idea to use MS Word 2010 to format your references. When you start using references in Word 2010, use the references menu and select the APA Sixth Edition reference style.
When you want to create a new reference in
Word 2010, select References Insert Citation
Select the type of reference you want to enter,
for example a book. Word shows you a dialogue
screen with all required fields for the in-text
Fill in all the required fields. As an example
a reference your research methodology
textbook is created (Saunders, Lewis, &
If your author is not a person but an
organization, check the Corporate Author
If you select the Show All Bibliography Fields checkbox, optional fields for your bibliography will appear in the dialogue screen.
When you refer to specific pages in a book, include page numbers: (Author’s last name, publication year, page(s) cited. Always give page numbers for quotations. Note that the word page is abbreviated in such text citations (APA, 2010, p. 179). To add a page number, right-click the citation, select...
Citations: Block, M. P., & Block, T. S. (2005). Business-to-Business Marketing Research. Mason: Thomson.
Dahlen, M., Lange, F., & Smith, T. (2012). Marketing Communications, a brand narrative approach.
Dibb, S., Simkin, L., Pride, W. M., & Ferrel, O. (2012). Marketing Conceprts & Strategies. Hampshire:
Purdue University. (2013, 5 13). Purdue Online Writing Lab. Retrieved from
Saunders, M., Lewis, P., & Thornhill, A. (2012). Research methods for business students. Harlow: Pearson
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