APA citation guide
The Student Hub includes an APA Guide w/training sessions.
The OWL at Purdue - APA citation guide.
Each database automatically provides citations for articles. These citations are not always formatted correctly so be sure to check a citation guide.
NOTE: Be sure to check your citations. Make sure you are using hanging indentations and the citations are in alphabetical order.
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- Citations reflect the careful and thorough work you have put into exploring your sources.
- Citations help readers understand the context of your argument
- Citations allow you to acknowledge those authors who contributed to your learning and your work.
- Citations, draw attention to the originality and legitimacy of your own ideas.
By citing sources you demonstrate your integrity and skill as a responsible student and participant in your field of study.
WHAT IS PLAGIARISM?
- Plagiarism occurs when you use someone else's ideas and PRETEND they are your own.
- It's a widely known secret that in fact you CAN use other peoples' ideas and even their words.
- For many research papers you NEED to do this in order to prove your own points.
- The trick is to acknowledge who these expert ideas really belong to by CITING them!
Adapted from University At Albany (2010). When and Why to Cite Sources. Re-trieved from http://library.albany.edu/usered/cite/citing.html
HOW TO CITE:
DeVry requires that you use the APA style for formatting citations.
Basic APA Requirements
12 pt. New Times Roman Font
Include a running head *
Include a title page
Main body of the paper
Include a reference page( citations)*
Other Formatting Issues
Adding a running head with page numbers
STEP 1: insert a page number first.
START on the SECOND PAGE of your document. Choose "INSERT", Choose "PAGE NUMBER", Choose "TOP OF PAGE" and then choose "Plain Number 1".
Step 2: INSERT RUNNING HEAD.
There are two parts to inserting a running head. First, Double click next to the page number on page2. This will activate the field so you can edit it.
Put your cursor in front of the number and start typing the title your paper. Then hit the space bar to move the number back to the right.
Second,go back to the FIRST page. Choose "DIFFERENT FIRST PAGE" from the ribbon at the top of the screen. NOTE: The header will disappear from the first page after you click on "different first page". Double click in the header box to activate the field so you can edit it.
Start typing the words "Running.head:" and then your title, then add the page number (#1).
At the HOME tab, click on the arrow to expand the PARAGRAPH box.
Then choose the "INDENTS AND SPACING" tab, then choose "INDENTATION"
Then choose "HANGING" from the box marked "SPECIAL", Then click "OK"