The APA manual is the offical guide of APA citation formatting. You can find the manual at the reference desk and in the reference section of the library's collection.
Click the image for an informative example of a research paper with explanations of APA formatting:
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When you use outside sources, you will need to create a references list that tells your reader all the information they need to go find the source themselves if they want to. Commonly used sources include:
Highmore, B. (2001). Everyday life and cultural theory. New York: Routledge.
Articles from Databases
Howard, K. R. (2007). Childhood overweight: Parental perceptions and readiness for change. The Journal of School
aaaaaNursing, 23(2), 73-79. Retrieved from PsycINFO database. (2007-05057-003)
Cain, A., & Burris, M. (1999, April). Investigation of the use of mobile phones while driving. Retrieved January 15, 2000,
Bergmann, P.G. (1993). Relativity. In The new encyclopaedia Britannicaa(vol 26, pp. 501-508). Chicago:
Basic Format for a Short Quote
Introduce the quotation with a signal phrase that includes the author’s last name followed by the year of publication in parentheses. Put the page number (preceded by “p.”) in parentheses after the quotation.
Critser (2003) noted that despite growing numbers of overweight
Americans, many health care providers still “remain either in
ignorance or outright denial about the health danger to the poor
and the young” (p. 5).
Basic Format for a Longer Quote
Longer quotes are indented to set them off.
A Report by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (2004) outlined trends that may have contributed to the childhood obesity crisis, including food advertising for children as well as
a reduction in physical education classes and after-school athletic programs, an increase in the availablity of sodas and snacks in public schools, a growth in the number of fast food outlets..., and the increasing number of highly processed, high-calorie and high-fat grocery products. (p. 1)