Tag Archives: APA

When to include the year in citations appearing more than once in a paragraph

by Tyler Krupa You may already know that references in APA Style are cited in text with an author–date system (e.g., Smith, 2012). But do you know when to include the year of publication when one of your citations appears more than once in a paragraph? Getting it right is simple as long as you […]
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How to cite a news report

by David Becker Have you ever seen a news report that just happened to relate to the topic of a paper you were writing? Did you really want to cite that report but just didn’t know how? For example, say you were writing a paper on psychological disorders and their treatments throughout history. By sheer […]
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How to cite a news report

by David Becker Have you ever seen a news report that just happened to relate to the topic of a paper you were writing? Did you really want to cite that report but just didn’t know how? For example, say you were writing a paper on psychological disorders and their treatments throughout history. By sheer […]
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How to cite a press release in APA Style

by Chelsea Lee When you’re researching a cutting-edge topic, there are few sources of information more of the moment than press releases. Citing them in APA Style is very simple. As for any reference list entry, the four elements you’ll need are the author, the date, the title (with a description of form in square […]
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How to find the example you need in the APA manual

by Chelsea Lee Consider the following questions that the APA Style team has received: How do I cite a website? How do I cite interlibrary loan? How do I cite my Kindle? How do I cite my iPhone? What do they have in common? Well, in each case, the individual asking the question has been […]
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The Generic Reference

by Chuck Whether you’re proofreading a finished reference list or trying to cobble together a citation for a new or nonroutine communications format, understanding what information any reference should contain will help you in your task. The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is intended to be both explanatory and fairly comprehensive. Nonetheless, there […]
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How to cite a class in APA style

by Timothy McAdoo Have you ever learned so much in a class that you wanted to cite the whole thing? If so, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, because a class is not a retrievable source, when you try to put together a reference, you won’t have a “where” there. There, there: Don’t worry, you do have other […]
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Secondary sources (aka How to cite a source you found in another source)

by Timothy McAdoo You’ve probably heard that you should avoid secondary sources when possible. It’s true—if you find great information being quoted or paraphrased somewhere, it’s well worth your effort to track down the original source so you can read it for yourself and therefore cite it directly. But why track down the original when […]
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Group authors

by Timothy McAdoo In 2010, the estimated number of websites was 255 million. That translates to a staggering number of individual webpages. Who’s writing all those pages? And, how should you cite them in APA Style? In this post, I’ll focus on just one possibility: group authors.  Although the “who” element for many references is […]
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Cite what you see, cite what you use

by David Becker Cite What You See is the motto I used in my previous post about citing pseudonyms to explain that you should cite whatever author name you noted in the source you used, whether it’s a pseudonym or a real name. This motto can be applied to all the essential elements of a […]
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