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Purdue OWL_ APA Formatting and Style Guide

Purdue OWL_ APA Formatting and Style Guide

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10/3/12Purdue OWL: APA Formatting and Style Guide1/2owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/05/
General WritingResearch and CitationTeaching and TutoringSubject-Specific Writing Job Search WritingESL
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Reference List: Basic Rules
Summary:
APA (American Psychological Association) is most commonly used to cite sources within the socialsciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for thegeneral format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For moreinformation, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, second printing.
Contributors:
Joshua M. Paiz, Elizabeth Angeli, Jodi Wagner, Elena Lawrick, Kristen Moore, Michael Anderson, LarsSoderlund, Allen Brizee, Russell Keck 
Last Edited:
2012-07-27 02:56:04Your reference list should appear at the end of your paper. It provides the information necessary for a reader to locateand retrieve any source you cite in the body of the paper. Each source you cite in the paper must appear in your reference list; likewise, each entry in the reference list must be cited in your text.Your references should begin on a new page separate from the text of the essay; label this page "References" centered atthe top of the page (do NOT bold, underline, or use quotation marks for the title). All text should be double-spaced justlike the rest of your essay.
Basic Rules
All lines after the first line of each entry in your reference list should be indented one-half inch from the leftmargin. This is called hanging indentation.Authors' names are inverted (last name first); give the last name and initials for all authors of a particular work for up to and including seven authors. If the work has more than seven authors, list the first six authors andthen use ellipsesafter the sixth author's name. After the ellipses, list the last author's name of the work. Reference listentries should be alpha betized by the last nameof the first author of eachwork. For multiple articles by the same author, or authors listed in the same order, list the entries in chronologicalorder, from earliest to most recent.Present the journal title in full.Maintain the punctuation and capitalization that is used by the journal in its title.For example:
 ReCALL
not
 RECALL
or 
 Knowledge Management Research & Practice
not
 Knowledge Management Research and Practice.
 

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