Tag Archives: Citing

How to cite a YouTube comment (APA)

By: David Becker September 21, 2016 Source: http://blog.apastyle.org/ When researching a topic for your paper or manuscript, you may come across a few relevant YouTube videos—perhaps a TED Talk or two—that you would like to cite. Being the intrepid explorer of the Internet that you are, you may even brave those videos’ comment threads, desperately […]
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Should links be live in APA style?

by Chelsea Lee Dear Style Experts, My reference list includes many URLs and I am wondering whether they should be live and how they should be formatted (e.g., with underlining or blue font). In the Publication Manual it looks like links aren’t live, but it would be helpful for them to be in my paper […]
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How to cite an article with an article number instead of a page range

by Chelsea Lee Several online-only journals publish articles that have article numbers rather than unique page ranges. That is, instead of the first article in the issue starting on page 1, the second on page 20, the third on page 47, and so on, every article starts on page 1. Why choose this approach? Because […]
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How to cite a hashtag in #APAStyle

by Timothy McAdoo Note: To learn how to cite individual tweets or posts that include hashtags, see our post on citing social media. This post is about how to talk about the hashtags themselves. The hashtag as an organizational tool wasn’t born on Twitter, but that’s where I, and many others, first saw it used […]
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How to cite software in APA Style

by Timothy McAdoo The Publication Manual specifies that a reference is not necessary for “standard software.” What is “standard”? Examples are Microsoft Word, Java, and Adobe Photoshop. Even less ubiquitous software, like SPSS or SAS, does not need to be referenced. Note: We don’t keep a comprehensive list of what programs are “standard.” You make […]
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How to cite a data set

by Timothy McAdoo Whether you’re a \”numbers person\” or not, if you’re a psychology student or an early-career psychologist, you may find yourself doing some data mining.  Psychologists are increasingly encouraged to provide their data online for other researchers to use and analyze.  And big-data psychologist is one of the hot new jobs in the […]
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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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