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Style Guide Primer – Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) This guide aims to provide examples on how to properly cite some of the most frequently used types of sources. It is based on Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th ed. (2001) and the APA Style Guide to Electronic References (2007). When using the APA (final manuscript and references) style, you will double-space everything except when single-spacing will improve readability. You will give brief author-date parenthetical citations in the text (instead of footnotes) and, at the end of your paper, a reference list of works cited. If you have questions about types of sources outside the range of this guide, consult the library’s copy of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association behind the reference desk, or contact a reference librarian.

General Rules: Reference Lists
List the elements that identify the work's author title, publication date, and its publisher. The list should be alphabetized by the last name of the author (or first title word, if no author). Last names are inverted (last name first), and first names are abbreviated to the authors' initials. The reference list must be double-spaced, and entries should have a hanging indent. Capitalize only the first letter (and any proper nouns) of titles and subtitles of articles, books, chapters, and unpublished periodicals. Capitalize the first letter of all significant words in titles of published periodicals. Italicize titles of books and periodicals (journals, newspapers, magazines, etc.). Italicize the volume number only of periodicals. Corporate names as authors are written out; capitalize the first letter of significant words. A parent body precedes a subdivision within an organization. Edited books without an author? Treat the editors as authors (inverted order), and include (Ed.) or (Eds.) in parentheses after the last editor's name. Editors' names and other names...

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