Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Using American Psychological Association (APA) style, part of Writing a Research Paper.
- [Instructor] The APA, short for…American Psychological Association, is a documentation style…used mainly in the science area.…The APA format typically uses in-text citations…with the author's last name and the date of the publication…combined with a works cited at the end.…The same format is used regardless if the material…is directly quoted or paraphrased.…In this example, notice that a comma is used…between the last name and the date,…and a comma between the date and the page number…for the in-text citation.…
Notice also that p period is used to identify the page.…Pp period would be used if multiple pages were listed.…If you include the author's name in your actual sentence,…then the date and page are given after the name,…which this example shows.…The works cited page, containing the full source information…at the end of the research paper,…will use the same author and date style.…However, a specific page number is not included.…Here's how that entry would be listed.…If the source has two authors, both, along with the date,…
- Understanding the different types of research papers
- Researching the topic
- Brainstorming your focus
- Developing a thesis statement
- Writing topic sentences
- Composing a title
- Using a style guide
- Formatting your paper
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Examining Types of Research Papers
2. Preparing to Write
3. Writing the Paper
4. Citing Sources
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