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APA Style DocumentationFG Chapter 50 ENG 102 – thanks to Amy Jones!
Formatting the Whole Paper • Cover Page (information centered on page) Include Title Your Name Class name and section Professor’s Name Date submitted • Top right- hand corner of each page (including cover page) include a shortened title of your paper and the page number
In-Text Citations • Use the author’s last name, add initials before last name if you have two authors with the same last name • Put the year the document was published in (parenthesis) after authors name • At the end of the sentence add the page number • (p.18) If the work doesn’t have page numbers, cite the paragraph number Ex. (para. 2)
In-Text Citations • In a signal phrase: after the author’s name, include the year published in parenthesis • Ex. McCullough (2001) described John Adams as having “the hands of a man accustomed to pruning his own trees, cutting his own hay, and splitting his own firewood” (p. 18).
If you don’t use a signal phrase • If you choose not use the authors name in the sentence put the parenthetical citation after the quote or near the relevant information (kind of ambiguous) • Ex. One biographer (McCullough, 2001, p. 18) described John Adams as someone who was not a stranger to manual labor. • Ex. Adams is said to have had “the hands of a man accustomed to pruning his own trees, cutting his own hay, and splitting his own firewood” (McCullough, 2001, p.18).
Reference List (AKA Works Cited) • This includes every source cited in your text • List is organized alphabetical by author’s last name • If the work doesn’t have an author, are included alphabetically by the title name • Citations include basically the same information as an MLA Works cited, but the information is arranged in a different order • Unlike MLA, only the first word or proper nouns in the title are capitalized
One or Two Authors • One Author • Author’s last name, Initials. (Year of Publication). Title. Publication City: Publisher. • Young, K. S. (1998). Caught in the net: How to recognize the signs of internet addiction– and a winning strategy for recovery. New York: Wiley. • Two or More Authors • First Author’s last name, Initials, 2nd author’s last name, initials, etc. (Year of Publication). Title. Publication City: Publisher. • Leavitt, S. D., & Dubner, S. J. (2006). Freakonomics: A rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything. New York: William Morrow.
A Book with an Editor • Author’s last name, Initials. (Year of edited edition). Title. (Editor’s initials Last Name, Ed.). Publication City: Publisher (Original Work[s] published year[s].) • Ex. Dick, P. F. (2008). Five novels of the 1960’s and 70’s. (J. Lethem, Ed.). New York: Library of America. (Original works published 1964-1977)
Periodicals • Print Periodicals • Author’s last name, Initials. (Year). Title of Article. Title of Journal, volume (issue if any), pages. • Ex. Weaver, C., McNally, C., & Moerman, S. (2001). To grammar or not to grammar: That is not the question! Voices from the Middle, 8(3), 17-33. There are slightly different styles for newspapers and magazines (FG pages 492-498).
Periodical Articles Found Online • Author’s Last Name, Initials. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, Volume (issue), pages. Retrieved from Name of database. • Ex. White, D. E. (1999). The “Joineriana”: Anna Barbauld, the Aikin family circle, and the dissenting public sphere. Eighteenth-Century Studies, 32(4), 511-533. Retreived from Project Muse Database. • Check FG pages 498-506 for more nuanced citations.