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September 06, 2012

Best of the APA Style Blog: Fall 2012 Edition

Each fall the APA Style Blog Team puts together a “best of” feature, and this year we continue the tradition with an updated set of posts from the APA Style Blog and our parent site, apastyle.org. We hope it will be helpful as new batches of students set upon the task of learning and implementing APA Style. You can get the full story in our sixth edition Publication Manual and our recently released APA Style Guide to Electronic References, plus more information via the links below.

Getting Started 2009 - APA Publication Manual 6th ed

What is APA Style?
Why is APA Style needed?
Basics of APA Style Tutorial
FAQs about APA Style

Sample Papers

Sample Paper 1
Sample Paper 2
Sample meta-analysis paper
Sample published APA article

General Reference Help

How in-text citations work
How to find the example you need in the Publication Manual 
How to deal with missing reference information

“How-To” Citation Help

E-books
Interviews
Legal references (constitutions, etc.)
Paraphrased work
PsycTESTS test database
Secondary sources (sources you found in another source)
Social media (Twitter, Facebook)
Website material
YouTube videos

Grammar Help

A versus an with acronyms and abbreviations
All versus none
Data is versus data are
Since versus because
That versus which
While versus although and whereas
Who versus that

Formatting Help

Capitalization
Running heads
Headings
Lists (lettered, numbered, or bulleted)
Margins
Spelling
Statistics

Keep in Touch!

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