APA Format and Citations

APA Format for Paper 

MLA Sample

APA sample paper with tips

  • Use standard 8.5 by 11 inch white paper.
  • Use 1 inch margins for top bottom and sides.
  • Use a 12 point font (e.g. Times New Roman)
  • Double-space the body of the paper.
  • Make a header with automatic pagination (page numbering) on the right side and the title on the left.
  • Make a title page with a title in the center and your name underneath. The title page is your first page and should have the header with page numbers and the title
  • On page 2 - which is really the beginning of your paper, rewrite and center your title, but double-space between it and the first line of your paper.

  For complete APA information with examples, see the Purdue Online Writing   
  Lab:  http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/10/


  Creating a Bibliography

 

There are several ways to create a bibliography (source list).

  • Write or type it out in the correct format.
  • Use a website that like NoodleTools; Citation Machine, or KnightCite that will create source citations one by one for you to copy or print.
  • Use the Easybib app available in the Google Play Store or Itunes.
  • Use the reference tools in Microsoft Word 2007/2010. Click here for a how-to file.

     

    APA Bibliography

     

           APA Bibliography Sample


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APA Quick Guide

Book
APA:
Last, F. M. (Year Published). Book. City, State: Publisher.
Example: Carley, M. J. (1999). The alliance that never was. Chicago, IL: Ivan R. Dee.

Chapter or Anthology
APA:
Last, F. M. (Year Published). Section title. In F. M. Last (Ed.), Book/Anthology (Edition, Page(s)). City, State: Publisher.
Example: Melville, H. (1989). Hawthorne and his mosses. In N. Baym (Ed.), The Norton anthology of American literature (3rd ed., pp. 12-34). New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company.

Magazine
APA:
Last, F. M. (Year, Month Date Published). Article title. Magazine Title, Page(s).
Example: Pressman, A. (2008, September 29). Bottom fishing in rough waters. BusinessWeek, 27.

Journal
APA:
Last, F. M., & Last, F. M. (Year Published). Article title. Journal Title, Volume(Issue), Page(s).
Example: Bharadwaj, P., & Ward, K. T. (2008). Ethical considerations of patients with pacemakers. American Family Physician, 78, 398-399.

Website
APA:
Last, F. M. (Year, Month Date Published). Article title. Website Title. Retrieved Month Date, Year, from URL
Example: Friedland, L. (2008, September 22). Top 10 natural and wildlife adventure travel trips. About.com. Retrieved from http://adventuretravel.about.com
    

 *Note: Include exact URL when not properly indexed or easy to find. Otherwise, include homepage URL. Include retrieval date if source information may change over time.

Online Database (Journal)
APA:
Last, F. M. (Year Published). Article title. Journal Name, Volume (Issue), Page(s). Retrieved Month Date, Year, from URL
Example: Ahn, H., & Kim, K. (2008). Using genetic algorithms to optimize nearest neighbors for data mining. Annals of Operations Research, 263(1), 5-18. Retrieved from the Academic Search Premier database

*Note: Include retrieval date if source information may change over time. For URL, Use homepage URL of publisher. If none, use the homepage database URL. If published only online, use unique URL. APA6 explains database names are not necessary, so you may omit this.

Citation:
EasyBib. (2012, November 15). EasyBib. Retrieved November 9, 2012, from 
http://content.easybib.com/students/citation-guide/apa/quick-guide/ 

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