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Learn about the four elements of an APA Style reference: the author, date, title, and source.
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The works cited in the text of the paper should, in most cases, have corresponding reference list entries that provide the information necessary for readers to identify and retrieve the cited works.
All references consist of four components that appear in the following order:
|Author||the person, persons, and/or group responsible for the work|
|Date||the date the work was published (or the indicator “n.d.” if no date of publication is available)|
|Title||the title of the work being cited|
|Source||the location where readers can retrieve the cited work|
Here are some of the most common APA Style reference formats and their accompanying in-text citations.
1. Use the library database, Academic Writer (formerly APA Style Central) (Links to an external site), to build your references, write and cite in APA Style 7th edition.
2. Use the APA Style website (Links to an external site.) (APAStyle.org) to get fast answers to your APA Style 7th edition questions. Search for quick answers using the website blog
Learn how to find reliable sources to use in your academic papers, including how to search for sources, evaluate sources, and organize sources with a reference management system.
To access this module you will need to access the library database Academic Writer and create your own personal account.
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Academic Writer Tutorial: Basics of Seventh Edition APA Style (Links to an external site.)
APA Style (2020, August). Reference List Entries. Academic Writer Tutorial: Basics of Seventh Edition APA Style, American Psychological Association. https://extras.apa.org/apastyle/basics-7e/?_ga=2.122925507.971158919.1597165051-1576467126.1595362138#/ (Links to an external site.)