Citation Nation

TIPS AND TRICKS 

WATCH YOUR 

FORMATING

  • DON'T be silly, follow the APA formatting RULES!

  • RULES:

    • 1 inch (2.54 cm) margins

    • 12 pt font

    • Times New Roman

CITE REFERENCES!

  • If the information is NOT COMMON KNOWLEDGE then be a gem and CITE the referenced information!

  • Give the peoples their credit!

list the citation!

  • When you make an IN-TEXT citation don't forget to LIST the citation!

  • Mendeley is a software for microsoft word that will make you id@#t proof.

CITATION OVERLOAD

  • If the information in consecutive sentences is from the same journal article, CITE that journal article every TWO sentences. 

  • DO NOT be a noob and cite the article after EVERY sentence.

Don't be a FOOL, follow the RULES! These are FREE Marks! AVOID LOSING SILLY MARKS that add up to a percent of your final grade!

To enter the nation, you must properly cite in APA format. To do so, please follow these steps: 

Determine the number of authors for your journal article, and based on this, use one of the following templates to produce a correct citation. 

  • Note: follow the sentence case, italics and punctuation exactly as written in the templates

Works Cited Templates

One Author


- Note in running text: …as Sharpley (1987) discovered…. - Note outside running text: …as has been determined (Sharpley, 1987)….




Two Authors


- Note in running text: …as Kirkman and Rosen (1999) agreed…. - Note outside running text: …as has been stated (Kirkman & Rosen, 1999)….




Three to Five Authors


- First note in running text: …as Henggeler, Mihalic, Rone, Tomas, and Timmons-Mitchell (2007) alerted…. - Subsequent notes in running text: …as Henggeler et al. (2007) stated…. - First note outside running text: …as has been formulated (Henggeler, Mihalic, Rone, Tomas, & Timmons-Mitchell, 2007)…. - Subsequent notes outside running text: …as has been stated (Henggeler et al., 2007)….




Six or More Authors


- First and subsequent notes in running text: …as Lambert et al. (2006) published…. - First and subsequent notes outside running text: …as has been argued (Lambert et al., 2006)





Determine if the article is paginated by issue: 

  • Meaning: the journal article is part of a certain issue of a scientific journal 

How do you include this information in the citation? 

  • Place the issue number in brackets after the volume number, as shown in the following template:  

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number(issue number), page numbers.

Determine if the article has a DOI number

  • DOI (digital object identifier) number: A unique alphanumeric code that is assigned to a journal article by the International DOI Foundation in order to identify the article and to provide a link to its location on the internet. 

  • If it is present, add it to the end of the citation as shown in the following template: 

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number, page numbers. doi:number

Ensure you correctly complete in-text citations using the following guidelines: 

In-Text Citation Templates

One Author


- Note in running text: …as Sharpley (1987) discovered…. - Note outside running text: …as has been determined (Sharpley, 1987)….




Two Authors


- Note in running text: …as Kirkman and Rosen (1999) agreed…. - Note outside running text: …as has been stated (Kirkman & Rosen, 1999)….




Three to Five Authors


- First note in running text: …as Henggeler, Mihalic, Rone, Tomas, and Timmons-Mitchell (2007) alerted…. - Subsequent notes in running text: …as Henggeler et al. (2007) stated…. - First note outside running text: …as has been formulated (Henggeler, Mihalic, Rone, Tomas, & Timmons-Mitchell, 2007)…. - Subsequent notes outside running text: …as has been stated (Henggeler et al., 2007)….




Six or More Authors


- First and subsequent notes in running text: …as Lambert et al. (2006) published…. - First and subsequent notes outside running text: …as has been argued (Lambert et al., 2006)





Follow the APA formatting rules: 

  • 1-inch margins 

  • 12 pt text

  • Times New Roman font

  • Double space the entire document

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