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LARC162: Environmental Justice: Same World, Different Built Environment

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APA Overview

Using APA

How APA citations work:

  • You cite a reference where you use it in the text with the format of (Author, Year)
  • Then you list the full citation at the end of your paper, with the list in alphabetical order:
    • Author last name, first initial. (Year). Title, additional information. DOI or URL
    • This changes depending on the type of reference with additional authors being included and/or the title of a book or journal being used for a shorter work appearing in a larger work (i.e. an article appearing in a journal or a book chapter)
  • Each citation used in the text should be found in the reference list at the end of your paper and vice versa - remember the goal is to give the reader enough information to look up the reference themselves if they wish.

How to create citations:

  • Try a citation manager! These work with MS Word and do all the formatting for you - just check the data input and output (like using spell check - you still need to proof-read!). Check out our guide on citation managers (link above) and start using Zotero, Mendeley, or EndNote.
  • Use a quick citation generator like ZoteroBib. Just paste in a DOI or an article title and it will create a citation you can copy into your paper.

For more details see the full guide on Purdue OWL or APA's website.

APA Citations in Presentations Slides

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