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1 Creating an APA Reference Page Creating an APA Reference Page Northampton Community College Mack and Monroe Libraries (Format used with permission from The Smucker Learning Center, The University of Akron – Wayne College) Examples taken from the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6 th edition and the NCC Library APA Handout 1

2 When to Cite a Source Always – when you quote directly When the information is not common knowledge Whenever you quote, paraphrase, or summarize an authors information 2

3 Is called plagiarism Is a form of dishonesty Can bring severe penalties – –Failing your assignment – –Failing your course – –Failing out of college Not Citing Your Sources… 3

4 As You Research… Consult the NCC Library APA Handout or the Publication Manual of the APA (6 th edition) to see what information you need. Make copies of the book chapter or article from the book, journal, magazine, newspaper, etc. Write the necessary publication information and page number on the copies. 4

5 The Reference Page Center the word References at the top – no quotes, italics, or underline. Arrange sources alphabetically beginning with authors last name. If author has more than one source, arrange entries by year, earliest first. If no author is given, begin entry with the title and alphabetize without counting a, an, or the. If you begin an entry with a title, do not underline, italicize or use quotations on the title. Do not justify the right margin. Double-space the entire page(s). 5

6 Smith 20 References Airport security. (2004, March 25). Issues and Controversies on File. Retrieved from http://www.2facts.com Altman, H. (2005, March 18). Celebrity culture. CQ Researcher, 15 (11). Retrieved from http://library.cqpress.com American Psychological Association. (1992). Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct. American Psychologist 47. 1597-1611. Bada, J. L. (2000). Amino acid dating. AccessScience. Retrieved from http://www.accessscience.com Beauchemin, B., Berglund, N., and Sullivan, D. (2004). A first look at SQL Server 2005 for professionals. Retrieved from http://proquest.safaribooksonline.com Correctly Formatted Reference Page 1 1 1 1 { Hanging Indent=½ { Doubled-spaced 6

7 Each Entry Begins With a Hanging Indent Start on the Home tab in Microsoft Word 2007 Put cursor on the first line of the entry Click on the pop-out arrow to the right of PARAGRAPH Look under INDENTATION Look under SPECIAL Change to HANGING Click OK 7

8 Each Individual Entry Is Double-Spaced Within the entry Between entries Do not put in extra spaces between entries Set the entire paper to double-spaced by pressing CTRL + 2. 8

9 Some Common Sources Book Magazine Journal Newspaper Journal article from a Library subscription database 9

10 Book Authors last name, followed by a comma, with their initials for first and middle name. Date in parentheses followed by a period. Title of book in italics followed by a period. Capitalize first word and all proper nouns. City and state of publication followed by a colon. (Format: New York, NY) Publisher followed by a period. 10

11 Example: Book Alvarez, M. (1999). The trip within. New York, NY: Random House. 11

12 References Brown, H., & Milstead, J. (1968). Patterns in poetry: An introductory anthology. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman. Downey, L., Tyree, P., & Lafferty, W. (2009). Preventive screening of women who use complementary and alternative medicine providers. Journal of Women's Health 18 (8), 1133-1143. doi:10.1089/jwh.2008.1230 Eleanor Roosevelt. (1998). In P.K. Byers (Ed.), Encyclopedia of world biography, Vol. 13 (2 nd ed., pp. 275-277). Detroit, MI: Gale. Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com Feder, B. J. (2002, April 1). Coca-Cola said to be preparing vanilla version of its soft drink. New York Times, late ed.: p. A15. Retrieved from http://proquest.umi.com Book Citation 12

13 Magazine Authors last name, followed by a comma, with their initials for first and middle name. Year, then month and date of publication in parentheses, followed by a period. Title of article, followed by a period. Title of magazine in italics, followed by a comma. Number of volume in italics, immediately followed by parentheses containing the issue number, followed by a comma. Pages of the article, followed by a period. 13

14 Example: Magazine Henry, W. A. (1990, April 9). Beyond the melting pot. U. S. News and World Report, 135(1), 28-31. 14

15 Journal Authors last name(s), followed by a comma, with their initials for first and middle name. Year in parentheses followed by a period. Title of article: Capitalize only the first word of title and subtitle (if any) and all proper nouns, followed by a period. Title of journal in italics: Capitalize all important words, followed by a comma. Volume number in italics (if pages are continuous) – –If each issue begins with page 1: Issue number in parentheses after volume Comma and then page numbers, followed by period. 15

16 Example: Journal, Page Numbers Continued From Previous Issue Bekerian, D. A. (1993). In search of the typical eyewitness. American Psychologist, 48, 574-576. 16

17 Example: Journal, Each Issue Begins With Page 1 Klimoski, R., & Palmer, S. (1993). The ADA and the hiring process in organizations. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 45(2), 10-36. 17

18 References Airport security. (2004, March 25). Issues and Controversies on File. Retrieved from http://www.2facts.com Altman, H. (2005, March 18). Celebrity culture. CQ Researcher, 15 (11). Retrieved from http://library.cqpress.com American Psychological Association. (1992). Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct. American Psychologist 47. 1597-1611. Bada, J. L. (2000). Amino acid dating. AccessScience. Retrieved from http://www.accessscience.com Beauchemin, B., Berglund, N., and Sullivan, D. (2004). A first look at SQL Server 2005 for professionals. Retrieved from http://proquest.safaribooksonline.com Journal Article Citation 18

19 Newspaper Article Authors last name, followed by a comma, with their initials for first and middle name. Open parenthesis, year, first comma, full month and day, close parenthesis, period. Article title: Capitalize first word and proper nouns, followed by a period. Title of newspaper in italics. Capitalize all important words, followed by a comma. Type p. or pp., followed by page numbers, then end with a period. 19

20 Example: Newspaper Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic, social status. The Washington Post, pp. A1, A4-A6. 20

21 Authors last name, followed by a comma, with their initials for first and middle name. Enclosed in parentheses (year comma, month of publication comma, day), followed by a period. Article title: Capitalize only the first word of title and subtitle, if any, and any proper nouns, followed by a period. Title of journal/periodical in italics with all important words capitalized, followed by a comma. Volume (or issue) number in italics, comma, followed by the page numbers (not italics), followed by a period. If there is a DOI (digital object identifier): Type doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxx If there is no DOI: Type Retrieved from http://www (home page address of database used)http://www Journal Article Retrieved From a Subscription Database 21

22 Example: Journal Article Retrieved From Subscription Database With a DOI Fox, K., Gover, A., & Kaukinen, C. (2009). The effects of low self-control and childhood maltreatment on stalking victimization among men and women. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 34(3/4), 181-197. doi:10.1007/s12103-009-9064-4 22

23 Example: Journal Article Retrieved From Subscription Database Without a DOI Saldinger, A., Cain, A., & Porterfield, K. (2003, Summer). Managing traumatic stress in children anticipating parental death. Psychiatry, 66(2), 168. Retrieved from http://proquest.umi.com 23

24 References Brown, H., & Milstead, J. (1968). Patterns in poetry: An introductory anthology. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman. Downey, L., Tyree, P., & Lafferty, W. (2009). Preventive screening of women who use complementary and alternative medicine providers. Journal of Women's Health 18 (8), 1133-1143. doi:10.1089/jwh.2008.1230 Eleanor Roosevelt. (1998). In P.K. Byers (Ed.), Encyclopedia of world biography, Vol. 13 (2 nd ed., pp. 275-277). Detroit, MI: Gale. Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com Feder, B. J. (2002, April 1). Coca-Cola said to be preparing vanilla version of its soft drink. New York Times, late ed.: p. A15. Retrieved from http://proquest.umi.com Journal Article, Subscription Database Encyclopedia Article, Subscription Database Newspaper Article, Subscription Database 24

25 For Many More Examples Visit the NCC Library website and click on: – –Research Assistance – –Citing Sources – –APA Library Handout There are a variety of examples of citations for specific databases, as well as for other types of sources. 25

26 For More Help Light blue APA Handout from the Library Reference Desk (also available online at the Library website) Publication Manual of the APA, 6 th edition Learning Center Writing Tutors Other NCC Library documentation links and handouts under Research Assistance http://www.northampton.edu/Library.htm http://www.northampton.edu/Library.htm APA help site: http://www.apastyle.org/index.aspxhttp://www.apastyle.org/index.aspx View other APA tutorials: – –APA Basics – –Citing In-Text 26

27 Questions? Stop by the Library Reference Desk at the Main Campus or Monroe! Stop by the Learning Center! Call the Reference Desk: – –Mack (Bethlehem): 610-861-5359 – –Monroe: 570-688-2475 Send us an e-mail by going to the Library website Research Assistance Ask the Librarian. 27


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