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


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




Two Authors


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




Three to Five Authors


Same general format as above, except write out the author section of the template like this: Author, A. A., Author, B. B., Author, C. C., Author, D. D., & Author, E. E.




Six or Seven Authors


Same general format as above, except write out the author section of the template like this: Author, A. A., Author, B. B., Author, C. C., Author, D. D., Author, E. E., & Author, F. F.




Eight or More


Same general format as above, except write out the author section of the template like this: Author, A. A., Author, B. B., Author, C. C., Author, D. D., Author, E. E., Author, F. F., ... Author, G. G.





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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