The POCKET GUIDE TO APA STYLE, 4th Edition, is an essential tool for writing research papers across the disciplines! Concise and thorough, the POCKET GUIDE offers straightforward explanations, annotated examples, and margin notes designed to help the writer produce properly documented papers in the latest APA style. Not only less expensive and easier to use than the APA Manual, the POCKET GUIDE also includes extensive coverage of electronic sources, preparing writers to both evaluate and correctly use Internet references in their research.
Robert Perrin (Ph.D., University of Illinois—Champaign/Urbana) is currently Chairperson of the Department of English at Indiana State University, after serving as Director of Writing Programs for seventeen years. He has won the University's Caleb Mills Award for distinguished teaching and the Theodore Dreiser Award for distinguished research, as well as the College of Arts and Sciences' Distinguished Professor award. He has published numerous articles on composition and teaching and has published seven textbooks and research guides, including The Beacon Handbook (six editions) and Handbook for College Research (three editions).
Contents. Preface. 1. WRITING SCHOLARLY PAPERS. Subject and Topic. Thesis Statements, Hypotheses, or Stated Objectives. Research Goals. Research Methods. Evaluating Sources. Note-Taking. Plagiarism. Planning. Writing Strategies. 2. PREPARING APA MANUSCRIPTS. Parts of the Manuscript. General Manuscript Guidelines. 3. FOLLOWING APA EDITORIAL STYLE. Punctuation and Mechanics. General Style. Word Choice. 4. PREPARING THE REFERENCE LIST AND IN-TEXT CITATIONS. The Reference List—An Overview. Information for APA Entries. Format for APA Entries. Alphabetizing the Reference List. In-Text Citations. Quotations. 5. CITING PERIODICALS. An Article in a Journal With Continuous Paging. An Article in a Journal With Separate Paging. An Abstract. An Article in a Monthly Magazine. An Article in a Weekly Magazine. An Article in a Newspaper. An Article in a Newsletter. An Editorial. A Letter to the Editor. A Review. An Abstract From Dissertation Abstracts International. A Secondary Source. 6. CITING BOOKS AND OTHER SEPARATELY PUBLISHED MATERIALS. A Book by One Author. A Book by Two or More Authors. A Book With No Author Named. A Book With an Organization as Author. An Edition Other Than the First. An Edited Collection. An Original Selection in an Edited Collection. A Previously Published Selection in an Edited Collection. A Revised or Enlarged Edition. A Reprinted Book. A Multivolume Work. An Article in an Encyclopedia or Other Reference Work. A Work in a Series. A Translation. A Government Document—Committee, Commission, Department. A Preface, Introduction, Foreword, Epilogue, or Afterword. A Monograph. A Pamphlet or Brochure. An Unpublished Dissertation. Published Proceedings From a Conference. Multiple Works by the Same Author. A Secondary Source. 7. CITING AUDIOVISUAL SOURCES. A Motion Picture. A Slide Set or Filmstrip. A Television Broadcast. A Radio Broadcast. A Recording. An Interview. A Transcript. A Lecture or Speech. A Work of Art. A Map, Graph, Table, or Chart. 8. CITING ELECTRONIC SOURCES. An Article in an Online Journal. An Article in an Online Magazine. An Article in an Online Newspaper. An Article in an Online Newsletter. An Online Book. An Online Dissertation. An Online Abstract. An Article in an Online Encyclopedia or Other Reference Work. A Professional Website, Information Database, or Scholarly Project. An Online Transcript of a Lecture or Speech. An Online Map, Graph, Table, or Chart. A CD-ROM Source. An E-mail Interview. An Online Video Podcast. An Online Audio Podcast. An Online Posting—Blog or Discussion Group. 9. EXAMINING SAMPLE PAPERS. Argumentative Paper: "Beyond Birth Order: Recognizing Other Variables" (Elissa Allen). Experimental Paper: "Students' Reactions to Kinds of Test Questions: A Piece in the Test-Anxiety Puzzle" (Gabriel Stevenson). Appendix. Poster Presentations. Features of Poster Presentations. Suggestions for Poster Presentations.