Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Introduction to APA Style: The Basics

Recently, a student told me she was new to APA Style and felt completely lost. For anyone else who's just starting out with APA Style or who never received a formal introduction to APA Style, I HIGHLY recommend this tutorial from APA itself: just click here to access it! The tutorial is 21 minutes long and very thorough. You can pause it at any time to take notes or page through your APA Style Guide to mark the pages it references.

A second useful feature of the tutorial is that it's searchable. Just choose the Search tab on the right side of the screen once you've started the tutorial. Then, enter the term or phrase you want to find information about.

A final useful feature I'll mention here are the sample papers and reference examples that are included with the tutorial. They are mentioned during certain points of the tutorial, but you can access them at any time you have the tutorial open by clicking the tiny paperclip icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the slides.

Got more questions about APA in-text citations, the reference page, or formatting? Just email us at writingcenter@rsu.edu!


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