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Tutorials Created by APA
If you are unfamiliar with the basics of APA formatting, review both of the tutorials below. If you are familiar with APA formatting in general, review the What's New in the Sixth Edition tutorial so that you can incorporate the changes that were made in the sixth edition.
- The Basics of APA Style Tutorial In reviewing this tutorial pay close attention to the following slide numbers using the thumb nail images at the right:
- Citing references in text means that you cite your sources in the text of the paper using the author/date system.
- Slide numbers 13, 14, 15 and 16 explain why and how you accomplish this task with examples.
- The reference list is an alphabetized list of all the sources that you cited in your paper. Pay particular attention to the following slides:
- Slide numbers 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 are about how to cite journal articles. For electronic journal articles, pay special attention to slide numbers 19 and 21 that explain what a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) is, how and when to use one, and how to use a a URL in the absence of a DOI.
- Slide number 23 is about how to cite a chapter in an edited book.
- Slide number 24 is about how to cite a print book or an electronic book.
- Slide number 25 is about how to cite a conference proceeding.
Tutorial created by Wendy K. Mages (Gutman Library, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University)
APA Exposed: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about APA Format but Were Afraid to Ask
This tutorial was created by Wendy K. Mages at the Gutman Library, Harvard University. It consists of a brief introduction (7:08 minutes) and four additional modules. Module 1 is about APA Formatting Basics (6:58 minutes), Module 2 is about Citing Sources (10:49 minutes); Module 3 is about Reference Citations in the Text (7:27 minutes) and Module 4 is about References (18:34 minutes).
The Purdue OWL APA Style guide
The Purdue Online Writing Lab offers a good overview and several examples to help you understand and apply APA style rules to your work.