1. Remember why we cite: Credit your sources, build your credibility, and save time (yours, if you want to find things again, and your instructors' if they need to check)
2. Follow an online guide, or look at the official Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
3. Before you check the guide, ask yourself 'what is this that I'm referencing?'. Don't waste time looking at examples for something different.
3. Use a citation tool: Many of our databases will format the references for you! But check an APA guide to make sure there are no mistakes!
4. Use the Hanging Indent tool in Microsoft word
5. Use the Case tool in Microsoft word.
6. Do you have a lot of assignments requiring reference lists or works cited lists? You might want to try a reference management software system-they do the formatting for you!
The video demos: the EBSCO citing tool, formatting a hanging indent, and double-spacing your document. Click video at any time to pause.
1. Select the text.
2. Use the Aa button on the Home ribbon of Microsoft word to select the correct case.
Note that in APA:
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