Pocket Guide to APA Style / Edition 3

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An ideal tool for students writing research papers across the disciplines, the concise and inexpensive Pocket Guide to APA Style provides straightforward explanations, annotated examples, and margin notes to help students write properly documented papers in the latest APA style. In addition to step-by-step coverage of documentation, the book includes an overview of the research-writing process entitled "Writing Scholarly Papers" and three useful appendices. Thorough and practical, this convenient reference guide is also less expensive and easier for undergraduates to use than the APA Manual. The Second Edition features expanded coverage of electronic sources to keep students up-to-date on using and evaluating Internet references in their research. In addition, this new edition provides more guidance on avoiding plagiarism. The two sample APA-style papers--one argumentative and one experimental--are carefully annotated to give students extra support as they master the elements of manuscript preparation and documentation principles.
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The POCKET GUIDE TO APA STYLE is "a compact, essential tool that is incredibly helpful for a wide range of diverse students."

"I would describe the POCKET GUIDE TO APA STYLE as 'a must' for any student who is required to do research papers and presentations."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547201931
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 10/14/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,225,806
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

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).
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Table of Contents

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 Filmstrip or Slide Program 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 Online Scholarly Project, Information Database, or Professional Website A Source From an Online Scholarly Project, Information Database, or Professional Web Site 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 Article in an Online Encyclopedia or Other Reference Work An Online Government Document An Online Transcript of a Lecture or Speech An Online Map, Graph, Table, or Chart An Online Transcript of a Television or Radio Broadcast A CD-ROM Source An E-mail Interview An Online Posting 9. Examining Sample Papers Argumentative Paper: "Beyond Birth Order: Recognizing Other Variables" (Elissa Allen and Jeremy Reynolds) Experimental Paper: "A Piece in the Test-Anxiety Puzzle: Students' Reactions to Kinds of Test Questions" (Gabriel Stevenson) Appendixes A. Poster Presentations B. Shortened Forms of Publishers' Names
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2009

    Extremely Useful

    Great resource for research/scholarly papers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2010

    Great source for APA styled

    Great pocket guide for APA Style - compact but very informative with sample apa papers!

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  • Posted April 11, 2010

    Missing pages

    Make sure the last 6 pages have print. I ordered twice and missing pages both times. I will stick to my first two editions. It has lots of good info. Love the book just not the 3rd edition.

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    Posted January 31, 2010

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