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HOSP 1310 - Introduction to Tourism: APA Formatting

APA presentation

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Citation & Style Guides

APA Style

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APA Top Tips

1. Remember why we cite: Credit your sources and save time (yours, if you want to find things again, and your instructors' if they need to check)

2. Follow an online citation guide or formatting guide, or look at the official Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

3. Use a citation tool: Many of our databases will format the references for you! But check an APA citation 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

Citation activity

1. Look at the information about this article

2. Open a Word document and create a reference list entry for the article. Make sure spacing, fonts, indents, punctuation, etc. all match APA style. 

Use database citation tools

Hanging Indents in MS Word

The video demos: the EBSCO citing tool, formatting a hanging indent, and double-spacing your document. Click video at any time to pause

The Case tool in MS Word

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:

  • article titles are "Sentence case" (capitalize only the first word, proper nouns, and first word after punctuation)
  • journal titles all have the first letter capitalized (except for prepositions shorter than three letters long). 

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