You may be enrolled in a course in which the instructor has issued an assignment that requires you to write a paper using APA formatting.
APA stands for American Psychological Association, and the APA style is an editorial style that many of the social and behavioral sciences have adopted to present written material in the field. In APA style, the alphabetical list of works cited, which appears at the end of the paper, is titled References.
It is recommended that you visit the American Psychological Association’s website at www.apa.org for current information about the APA style.
There are specific guidelines that must be followed when citing the resources you have used to complete a paper using the APA style.
The Maysville Community and Technical College’s Library homepage contains links to various resources that can assist you with formatting your papers and properly citing the sources you have used.
Simply visit Maysville Community and Technical College’s Library homepage located at maysville.kctcs.edu/Academics/Library.aspx and follow the link for MLA & APA Style Guides Help.
Let’s look at some of the additional links on this webpage, under the APA sub-heading. By selecting the Social Sciences: Documenting Sources link with your mouse, you will be directed to a webpage with a link for information about the APA style. Use your mouse to select the link APA list of references from the Documenting Sources drop down menu, shown here.
This page contains some general information about the APA style of citing sources, and from the drop down menu shown here, you can use your mouse to select a specific type of work to see an example of how it should appear in your list of References for your paper.
By selecting the APA Citation Style Examples link with your mouse, you will be directed to a webpage provided by Northwest Missouri State University. This webpage also contains examples of how your works cited should appear in the References of your paper using the APA style.
It is recommended that you take the time and explore the information provided through each of these links on your own. The information will help you find the answers to many of the APA formatting and citation questions that you may have.
If you would like further assistance and information about the APA style, ask your instructor or a librarian for help.
We hope that this video has been informative, and helpful to you as a student of Maysville Community and Technical College.