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Research Paper: APA Style

Research Paper: APA Style

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Author: Rebecca Oberg
Description:

This learning packet should review:
• APA Style
• How to cite using APA style
• Where to find needed information for APA citations
• Research – narrowing focus

New Terms: A few terms that may be new are:
• APA Style
• Style guide

Through helpful video clips, links to helpful outside resources, and a very thorough slide show, this learning packet aims to give learners a basic knowledge of APA style. Though entire books have been written on this topic, the packet provides a general overview or starting point for any research assignment.

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Tutorial

APA Format: Where To Start?

This is a helpful, easily accessible starting point for APA style. Use this video clip as a general overview of APA format.

Source: YouTube

APA Format: A Detailed Look

This informative slide show offers a thorough overview of APA formatting including definitions and examples, from the OWL at Purdue, one of the most trustworthy and noted online sources for citation and writing reference help.

Source: owl.english.purdue.edu/

How to Cite Sources in APA Style

This video clip offers some helpful examples for the precise formatting necessary for proper citations in APA style.

Source: YouTube

More Resources for APA Style

For a more detailed, expansive look at MLA style from a noted online resource, the OWL at Purdue, please visit: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

 

Also, see the Sophia Citations Learning Packet at: http://www.sophiau.com/packets/1303

Source: Rebecca Oberg

Organizing Your APA Research Paper and Finding a Topic

While writing APA style research papers, you may benefit from these key tips for organizing your research and finding a topic.