APA CITATION (AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION)
- APA Style Guide -- Quick guide from the Cabrillo College Library
- APA List of References -- In-depth guide Diana Hacker's Research & Documentation Online
Papers using APA citation must include In-Text Citations and a Reference list
When you quote or paraphrase another author's ideas you must use In-Text Citations that include the author's name, date, and a page number when available. The author's name and the date can appear at the beginning or the end of the quotation or paraphrase. The authors you cite in your in-text citations are also listed at the end in your reference list:
For longer quotes, instead of using quotation marks you will indent five spaces to indicate that you are quoting an outside source:
For detailed information about creating in-text citations for different kinds of sources, see Hacker's Resource and Documentation.
Your Reference List includes all the works you have cited in your paper -- your sources.
For detailed information about creating Reference List, see Hacker's Resource and Documentation.
More APA Resources
- APA Formatting & Style Guide -- Guide to writing research papers and bibliographies, from Purdue Univ.
- APA Frequently Asked Questions -- FAQs to help clarify frequently asked questions
- EasyBib -- EasyBib's Visual Guide to Citations
SAMPLE APA RESEARCH PAPER
From Penn State University Library & Learning Services (2012)
How to do a Hanging Indent in Microsoft Word:
- Highlight the entire citation
- From the Home tab, click the bottom right hand arrow in the Paragraph menu, or right click the mouse & choose Paragraph
- Select the Indents and Spacing Tab
- Under Special: change the drop down menu to Hanging
- Under Line Spacing: change the drop down menu to Double
- Click OK