Student Guide to APA 6 th edition. 2012-2013. What is APA Format?. APA Style establishes consistent standards of written communication concerning : the organization of content & writing style citing references and how to prepare a manuscript for publication in certain disciplines.
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to APA 6th edition
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Each title page should have:
NOTE:The first three lines are required; the last three lines are optional. Always follow the request of your instructors.
Jenny Jones discovered, "students often had difficulty using APA style" (1998, p. 199).
According to Jones, APA style is a difficult citation format for first-time learners. The APA style is a difficult citation format for first-time learners (Jones, 1998, p. 199).
Author. (Year). Title. City, State: Publisher.
Bradshaw, C. (2012). Foreplay and the suburbs: A prequel to Sex and the City. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
Simple Website Citation
Author. (Date published if available; n.d.--no date-- if not). Title of article. Title of Website. “Retrieved” date, “from” URL.
Jones, H. (n.d.). Why did it have to be snakes? Raiders of the Lost References. Retrieved May 1, 2011, from http:www.indyrefs.com/snakes.htm
(Notice, there is no period after a URL when ending the reference)
(A date is only required if there is a belief that the webpage will disappear in the future; otherwise state, “Retrieve from URL”)
General Journal Citation
Author. (Year). Article title. Title of Journal, number of the edition, pages.
Summers, B. (2002). Stake your claim: Innovations in vampire slaying. Journal of Modern Demonology, 42(3),149-159.
*Include the DOI if it is on the article: