Tag Archives: Referencing

How to cite Instagram in APA

With social media being recognised for its research potential, it becomes more and more important to know how to cite and reference these site. APA’s style blog tells you how Click here to access the blog post

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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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How to cite a TED Talk in APA Style

By Timothy McAdoo If you viewed the video on the TED website, a reference to this TED Talk would be as follows: Reference: Palmer, A. (2013, February). Amanda Palmer: The art of asking [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/amanda_palmer_the_art_of_asking In-text citation: Palmer (2013) or (Palmer, 2013) Note that the TED page and the video itself give […]
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When and how to include page numbers in APA style citations

by Chelsea Lee All APA Style in-text citations have two parts: the author and the date. Some in-text citations also include page numbers (or other location information when page numbers are not available, as with some online materials). This post describes when and how to include page numbers in APA Style for different kinds of […]
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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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When to include retrieval dates for online sources

According to David Becker from the APA Style Blog, retrieval dates are essential “for  material that is subject to frequent change, such as Wikipedia entries. Because this information is designed to be constantly updated, it’s important to let readers know when you retrieved it.” Source: APA Style Blog

How to use the new DOI format in APA style

by Jeff Hume-Pratuch In the sixth edition of the APA Publication Manual, DOIs are formatted according to the initial recommendations from CrossRef: Herbst, D. M., Griffith, N. R., & Slama, K. M. (2014). Rodeo cowboys: Conforming to masculine norms and help- seeking behaviors for depression. Journal of Rural Mental Health, 38, 20–35. doi:10.1037/rmh0000008 The DOI […]
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How to find the example you need in the APA manual

by Chelsea Lee Consider the following questions that the APA Style team has received: How do I cite a website? How do I cite interlibrary loan? How do I cite my Kindle? How do I cite my iPhone? What do they have in common? Well, in each case, the individual asking the question has been […]
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The Generic Reference

by Chuck Whether you’re proofreading a finished reference list or trying to cobble together a citation for a new or nonroutine communications format, understanding what information any reference should contain will help you in your task. The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is intended to be both explanatory and fairly comprehensive. Nonetheless, there […]
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