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SOCW 3380: Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Citation Style

  • Ms. Hord requires that you use APA style for your writing.
  • Style is much more than formatting references. It includes:
    • language usage
    • font size, line spacing, and page numbering
    • paragraph, page, and table formatting, etc
  • There is a copy of the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association at the Research & Access Desk.
  • The links in the box to the right are excellent sources.

Your assignments for this class require that you use scholarly articles. A sample citation is:

Magagna, J. (2013). The development of language in the early months of life. Infant Observation, 16(2), 112-129. doi:10.1080/13698036.2013.806635

Because this journal continues page numbers from 1 issue to the next, which is known as continuous pagination, the correct citation is:

Magagna, J. (2013). The development of language in the early months of life. Infant Observation, 16, 112-129. doi:10.1080/13698036.2013.806635

(please note the lack of double spacing and hanging indent in the above sample)

Paraphrasing

Is crucial to good academic writing, and tests how well you understand the material you are using. Plagiarism tutorials and guides can help you practice this essential skill.

APA Style

APA Style is used primarily in the social and behavioral sciences, such as Psychology, Sociology, and similar disciplines.

Use the following links from the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) to format your:

  1. APA Paper
  2. Reference List
  3. APA In-text Citations

Additionally, the library has a print copy of the APA manual. See below for further information on finding a copy:

If you're not sure about how to cite sources, contact the writing center or

 

 

Other Helpful Citation Resources

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