Apa Citation

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I. APA Citation

American Psychological Association (APA) Ctation
* most commonly used format for manuscripts in the Social Sciences * regulates stylistics, in-text citations and references

Books
Surname, F. M. (Publishing Date). Title. Place of Publication: Publisher

Section
Surname, F.M. (Publishing Date). Section. In F, Surname, Title (pages). Place of Publication: Publisher

CD-Rom
Surname, F. M. (Year). Title [CD-ROM]. Retrieved from …. [date retrieved]

Website
Surname, F.M. (Year). Title. In Author, Title of Website. Retrieved Date from URL

Blog Post
Surname, F.M. (Year). Title. [Weblog message]. Retrieved Date from URL

Journal
Surname, F.M. (Year).Title of Article.Journal, Volume (Issue), page #. Accession #

Online Journal
Surname, F.M. (Year). Article Title. [Electronic Version].Journal, Volume (Issue), page #

Newspaper Article
Surname, F.M. (Year). Article Title. Newspaper, page #

Magazine
Surname, F.M. (Year). Article Title. Magazine, Volume (Issue) , page #

Thesis
Surname, F.M. (Year).Thesis Title. Retrieved from Name of Database. Accession #

Song Recording
Composer. (Date of Release of Composition). Title [Artist who recorded it] on album title [medium – CD, Vinyl, etc] Recording company and place. (recording year).

Film
Surname, F.M. (Producer), & Surname, F.M. (Director). (Year). Title. [Motion Picture/Film]. Distributor.

Play
Surname, F.M. (Producer), & Surname, F.M. (Director).(Year Staged).Title [Stage Play]. City: Staging Venue

In-Text Citations

“Sentence…..” (Surname , year)
Surname (year) described “direct quote” (pp) ….

What to Remember:
* Only put the page number when it is a DIRECT QUOTE.
* The page number must always come RIGHT AFTER the quote. * For multiple authors, use an ampersand (&) when citing the author at the end (inside a parentheses), but when the authors are a part of the sentence itself, use “and.” * For...

Citations: “Sentence…..” (Surname , year)
Surname (year) described “direct quote” (pp) ….
What to Remember:
* Only put the page number when it is a DIRECT QUOTE.
* The page number must always come RIGHT AFTER the quote.
* For multiple authors, use an ampersand (&) when citing the author at the end (inside a parentheses), but when the authors are a part of the sentence itself, use “and.”
* For reference to an interview, call or text, add “(personal communication, date) at the end
* When changing the case of a letter, (i.e., the word from the phrase quoted was originally starting with an uppercase letter, but must now be in lowercase since it is not the beginning of a sentence anymore), put the letter in [brackets]
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