This is the slideshow Jane the Librarian used in class to cover APA format:
Formatting a Word document in APA can be tricky. Follow along with our YouTube video or take a look at our sample paper to set yours up.
You need to create an in-text citation every time you directly or indirectly quote from a source. The in-text citation helps your reader find the complete citation on the References list at the end of your paper.
APA in-text citations include the source author, year of publication, and page number in the in-text citation:
"This is a direct quote in your paper" (Author, Year, p. ##).
You can also use a signal phrase. In that case, write the author and year in the body of the sentence, and save the page numbers for the end of the quote:
According to Author (Year), "this is another way to format in-text citations" (p. ##).
There are variations on this format if your source doesn't have an author, a date, or page numbers. Use the video or check out the help links below the video for more information.
This video will get you started on the basics of formatting Reference list citations in APA.
Be sure to check out some of the links below the video for more help with APA.
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