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Educational Psychology 110

Activities and resources to support Charting Your Path to Success: Researching Your Major and Career Goals

How to Automatically Generate a Citation in Search@UW

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APA Style References (6th ed.)

List of References: Template for a Webpage

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of Publication). Title of page: Capital after colon. Retrieved from https://www.someaddress.com/full/url/

Example

Steimer, S. (2019). Soft skills set you apart. Retrieved from https://www.ama.org/marketing-news/soft-skills-set-you-apart/


List of References: Template for a Webpage with No Author or Date

Title of page: Capital after colon. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.someaddress.com/full/url/

Example

How to find your fit in accounting. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.thiswaytocpa.com/careeroptions


Interviews, Email, and Other Personal Communication: No personal communication is included in your reference list; instead, parenthetically cite the communicator's name, the phrase "personal communication," and the date of the communication in your main text only.

In-Text Reference: Template for Interview

(A. Author, personal communication, Month day, Year).

Example

(E. Robbins, personal communication, January 4, 2019).

In-Text References (7th ed.)

Any time a source is directly quoted or paraphrased it needs to be cited within the text, in addition to appearing in the list of references.

Direct Quote: You will need to include the author, year of publication, and page number of the quote.

  • Tilley (2001) describes the process of apprenticeship as "watching and learning, then coaching followed by hands-on practice" (p. 205).
  • She stated, "watching and learning, then coaching followed by hands-on practice" (Tilley, 2001, p. 205), is the best process for effective apprenticeship.

Paraphrasing: APA requires that, with paraphrasing, the author and year of publication be included in the in-text citation. The inclusion of the page number is not required but is encouraged.

  • Muddiman (1995) points out that with new emerging technologies there is a shift from knowledge to skills within librarianship.

APA Style Help

Formatting Requirements

American Psychological Association style is often used in the social sciences. The reference list should begin on a new page. 

  • The list of works cited must be labeled "References" and appear at the top center of the page
  • The list of works cited must be alphabetical by author last name
  • All citations must be double spaced
  • The second line and all subsequent lines of a citation must be indented
  • Capitalize only the first word of the title and subtitle of an article or book
  • Capitalize all major words in journal titles