Best of the APA Style Blog: 2017 Edition
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) and our APA Style Guide to Electronic References, in addition to the pages linked below.
APA Style Basics Principles
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
Understanding copyright status
Determining whether permission is needed to reproduce a table or figure
Writing the copyright permission statement for reproduced tables and figures
Attributing data in tables
References to Electronic Resources
Website references and in-text citations to websites
Citing 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
New DOI display guidelines
Other “How-To” Citation Help
Direct quotes and Block quotations
Lists (lettered, numbered, or bulleted)
Keywords (vs. key terms)
APA Style CENTRAL
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