is the most commonly-used citation style within the social sciences. Most writing assignments are either:
In either case, the main challenges students face when required to use outside sources are:
This lesson will provide resources to online resources for APA style, as well as supply examples for APA formatting and citations.
This quick video tells you exactly how to incorporate the MS Word template of APA formatting. Download templates from Microsoft here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/results.aspx?qu=apa%20templates&tl=3
Below are the steps to manually create a defined style in any earlier versions of Microsoft Word. Steps vary according to version:
For more extensive guidance on how to format abstracts, visuals, etc. check out Bedford/St. Martin's guide on APA formatting.
Used with permission of the Purdue OWL, this slide presentation runs briefly through formatting but focuses mostly on citations, reference pages and other methods of attribution.
Usually, databases will have a button that exports the citation data for you, but if not, this should help: http://blog.apastyle.org/files/missing-pieces---apa-style-reference-table.pdf
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