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APA Style is a standardized writing format, established by the American Psychological Association, which you may need to follow when submitting projects or papers. If you have questions about APA formatting, look at our APA Style Guide. Other resources which may help you are:
Miller, P. C. (2017). The Concise APA Handbook. Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.Most students struggle with learning how to find references, use them effectively, and cite them appropriately in a required format. One of the most common formats is that of APA. The authors all teach at the same university, where their current offtheshelf reference book, while helpful, is filled with a lot of extra information that they do not use and contains missing or incorrect information. The cost of this book also continues to rise. In a search for something else to meet their needs, they discovered that there are no concise guides that deal with APA only that are cost effective or userfriendly for students who are not familiar with using references and formatting an essay in the APA format. In order to offer student writers a source of information that is concise and costeffective, the authors have written this handbook to provide students with important information in clear, concise, userfriendly language, as well as to offer practical examples that will help them grasp the concept of secondary research writing. Much of the published materials present the nitpicky details of APA in very technical terms that are not easy to understand. This handbook presents the same information in simplified terms with images and stepbystep instructions in ways that will make sense to both undergraduate and graduate student writers. Additionally, student writers often struggle with understanding the concept of plagiarism, as well as how to find sources, evaluate the appropriateness of sources, and use sources in effective ways (e.g., how to integrate quotes, when to paraphrase, among others). This book provides this information in a concise and easytounderstand format.
Blobaum, P. (2009). Resources for supporting the APA publication style. Journal Of Hospital Librarianship, 9(2), 204-209.Hospital library users often use library resources for doing research for scholarly and professional writing projects. Citations and format style for academic papers and publications must often conform to the 'APA style,' found in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. This publication manual is among the pantheon of standard publication manuals on library reference shelves, including the American Medical Association Manual of Style, Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (Vancouver style), The Chicago Manual of Style, and Turabian's 'Manual for Writers.' The APA style is prominently used in social sciences and many nursing and allied health publications. Hospital librarians may be asked for advice on formatting manuscripts and citations, and should know more about the APA style, supporting resources, and where to turn for authoritative information on its rules.
Cuddy, C. (2002). Demystifying APA style. Orthopaedic Nursing, 21(5), 35-42.Many nursing schools and health care journals have adopted the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA stylebook) as their guide to achieve uniformity and consistency in manuscript preparation as well as in usage and writing style. Published in 2001, the fifth edition of the APA stylebook contains 440 pages and can overwhelm someone who tries to use it for the first time. This article delineates main points in the areas of manuscript preparation, reference lists, in-text citations, and style choices.
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