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Nursing EOF: APA style

Library guide to support the Nursing EOF program.

Using APA to Cite Sources

The following sources will provide you with the basics in using APA format. 

APA Formatting and Style Guide from Purdue's Online Writing Lab. Note especially the page on in-text citations to avoid plagiarism.

APA Style:  Style and Grammar Guidelines from the American Psychological Association includes information about everything from writing without bias to citing electronic resources.  

Tutorial: APA Citations 7th Edition
Quiz: APA Citations 7th Edition

APA Reference Examples

Book

Hinton, A. L. (1999). Biocultural approaches to the emotions. Cambridge University Press.

Scholarly Article from an Online Database (with and without doi)

Yarcheski, A., Mahon, N., Yarcheski, T., Hanks, M., & Cannella, B. (2009). A meta-analytic study of predictors of maternal-fetal attachment. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 46(5), 708-715. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2008.10.013

Yarcheski, A., Mahon, N., Yarcheski, T., Hanks, M., & Cannella, B. (2009). A meta-analytic study of predictors of maternal-fetal attachment. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 46(5), 708-715.

Article from a Scholarly Journal (Print)

Watson, J. D., & Crick, F. H. (1953). A structure for deoxyribose nucleic acid. Nature, 171, 737-738.

Article from a Newspaper (Online Database)

Tax incentives reform: Still not the answer to N.J.’s fiscal crisis. (2019, January 29). Star-Ledger, The (Newark, NJ), p. 014.

Non Periodical Web Document, Web Page, or Report

Myers, M., Paiz, J., Angeli, E., Wagner, J., Lawrick, E., Moore, K., Anderson, M.,…Keck, R. (2019, December 20). General format. Purdue Online Writing Lab. https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/general_format.html

APA Format in Word Files

Here are some templates to help you prepare papers with Microsoft Word in APA format.

 

If you are using Office 365 online, you can use official Microsoft templates:

https://templates.office.com/en-us/APA-style-paper-TM00002033

 

Here is a YouTube video from Colin Murphy, Ed.D., to help you set up an APA paper in Word 2016:

Instructions from Everglades University on making a Word 2010 template can be found at: https://eulibraries.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/apa_word_2010_template_instructions.docx

Here is a homemade template for Word 2010.  Please use with caution, although we did our best to avoid errors:

APA Template RLT.dotx

 

 

 

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