Tag Archives: Citing

How to cite a YouTube comment (APA)

By: David Becker September 21, 2016 Source: http://blog.apastyle.org/ When researching a topic for your paper or manuscript, you may come across a few relevant YouTube videos—perhaps a TED Talk or two—that you would like to cite. Being the intrepid explorer of the Internet that you are, you may even brave those videos’ comment threads, desperately […]
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Should links be live in APA style?

by Chelsea Lee Dear Style Experts, My reference list includes many URLs and I am wondering whether they should be live and how they should be formatted (e.g., with underlining or blue font). In the Publication Manual it looks like links aren’t live, but it would be helpful for them to be in my paper […]
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How to cite an article with an article number instead of a page range

by Chelsea Lee Several online-only journals publish articles that have article numbers rather than unique page ranges. That is, instead of the first article in the issue starting on page 1, the second on page 20, the third on page 47, and so on, every article starts on page 1. Why choose this approach? Because […]
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How to cite a hashtag in #APAStyle

by Timothy McAdoo Note: To learn how to cite individual tweets or posts that include hashtags, see our post on citing social media. This post is about how to talk about the hashtags themselves. The hashtag as an organizational tool wasn’t born on Twitter, but that’s where I, and many others, first saw it used […]
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How to cite software in APA Style

by Timothy McAdoo The Publication Manual specifies that a reference is not necessary for “standard software.” What is “standard”? Examples are Microsoft Word, Java, and Adobe Photoshop. Even less ubiquitous software, like SPSS or SAS, does not need to be referenced. Note: We don’t keep a comprehensive list of what programs are “standard.” You make […]
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