The APA Style of Documentation: A Pocket Guide / Edition 1

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This concise, economical pocket guide is a handy reference for finding, evaluating, and citing sources, APA documentation, and avoiding plagiarism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780136049708
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 11/18/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 816,814
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents



Academic Honesty

Plagiarism Defined

Plagiarism Examples


The Physical Library

The Electronic Library

Other Sources

Evaluating Print Sources

Evaluating Electronic sources


Key Terms

In-Text Citations–The Three Rules of Form and Format

1. Citing a Single Source by One Author

2. Citing Multiple Sources in One Sentence

3. Punctuating and Formatting Citations

Block Quotes, Embedded Quotes, and Direct Quotes

Integrating Sources

How to Cite:

Works by One Author (direct quote and paraphrase)

Two or More Works by One Author

Works with Multiple Authors

Anonymous Author

Corporate Author and Indirect Source

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias, Translated Works

Personal Communications, Interviews, and Sacred Texts

Oral and Electronic Presentations

Tables, Illustrations, and Footnotes or Endnotes


Main Essay and In-text Samples

References Page Example


Key Terms

General Overview

How to Create a References Entry for:

Electronic Sources

Web introduction, DOI and URL use

Journal with No DOI, Journal with DOI

Print Journal, Newspaper Article, Databases

Retrieval Dates, Webpage (non-periodical)

Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Bibliography, and Weblog

Online Image, Online Videos, E-mail, and CD-ROMs

Print Periodicals

Newspaper Article, Editorial, & Review

Popular Magazines, and No Listed Author

Film Review, Scholarly Journals

Continuous versus Separate Pagination

Print Books

One, Two, or Multiple Authors

Translation and Tricky Names

Chapter, Article, and Editions

Two or More Books by the Same Author

Title Within a Title, Corporate Author, Anonymous Author

Sacred Text, Graphic Novel

Multiple Volumes, Dictionary, and Encyclopedia

Other Print Sources

Government Publications, Dissertations, Conference Proceedings

Legal Documents and Court Rulings

Personal Communications, Maps and Charts

Manuscripts and Typescripts

Nonprint Sources

Television Broadcast

Motion Picture

Sound Recordings

Winging It

How to Cite Unusual Sources

Statue, Tea Tin, Board Game, Manual, Cartoon, and beyond

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