Each fall we put together a “best of” post to highlight blog posts and apastyle.org pages that we think are helpful both for new students and to those who are familiar with APA Style. You can get the full story in our sixth edition Publication Manual (also available as an e-book for Kindle) and our APA Style Guide to Electronic References, in addition to the pages linked below.
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How in-text citations work
How reference list entries work
How to handle missing information
How to find the best example you need
in the Publication Manual
"Cite what you see, cite what you use"
How to Avoid Plagiarism
Grammar and spelling
Citing a class or lecture
School intranet or Canvas/Blackboard class website materials
Classroom course packs and custom textbooks
Research participant interview data
Reference lists versus bibliographies
MLA versus APA Style (in-text citations and the reference list)
Student Research Webinars From APA and Psi Chi
References to Electronic Resources
Website material (and multiple pages from the same website)
Social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Google+) pages and posts
blog posts and blog comments
Online-only journal articles
YouTube videos and Ted Talks
Other “How-To” Citation Help
Translated Sources (vs. your own translation)
Secondary sources (sources you found in another source) and why to avoid them
illustrators and illustrated Books
Direct quotes and Block quotations
Lists (lettered, numbered, or bulleted)
Keywords (vs. key terms)
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