Citations: Getting Started

Introduction to citations and referencing – what, why and when. Includes several master handouts to check your APA references against.

APA Referencing HANDOUT

If you have a resource you need to reference, check this handout for the APA style you will need for many basic resource formats, such as books, journals, newspapers etc. Resource S10. DOWNLOAD: APA Referencing HANDOUT

What is a citation? VIDEO

A short video clip showing what type of things can have a citation, and what citations look like. Quiz included. Video clip is 0:40 secs. Produced by University of South Florida and EduCanon. Resource S11. LINK TO: http://www.educanon.com/public/106211/248212?cn=s

APA formatting and style guide WEBSITE

Purdue University in the USA have produced an excellent website page with examples of APA referencing to follow. Use this website to check your bibliography. Resource S12. LINK TO: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

APA Reference Style Guide WEBSITE

Northern Michigan University in the USA has also produced an easy to use guide with examples for the different resources you might need to cite. Resource S14. LINK TO: http://library.nmu.edu/guides/userguides/style_apa.htm#top

Why you need to cite sources VIDEO

A simple and clear introduction to why you need to cite the sources you use in your research. Produced by the College of San Mateo, US. Video is 2.09 min. Resource S16.

Where do I find the citation elements for a book? HANDOUT

A quick and easy guide to follow when looking for the pieces of information needed to pull together an APA reference for a book. Where to find them in a book. Resource #S17. LINK TO: Where do I find the citation elements for a book HANDOUT

Where do I find the citation elements for a web page? HANDOUT

A quick and easy guide to follow when looking for the pieces of information needed to pull together an APA reference for a web page. Where to find them on a web page.  Resource #S15.   LINK TO:  Where do I find the citation elements for a web page HANDOUT

Citation elements for a Newspaper HANDOUT

A quick and easy guide to follow when looking for the pieces of information needed to pull together an APA reference for a newspaper article. Where to find them in an online newspaper site. Resource #S18. Link to: Where do I find the citation elements for a newspaper article HANDOUT

APA Interactive WEBSITE

This excellent interactive site creates customized examples of APA references and in-text citations. Whether you have a book, journal, webpage (or many other formats), select the type of information you have for the resource, and examples of an APA reference to match is given (e.g. if you have no author, or perhaps 5 authors, examples of the APA reference and ...