APA Style

September 2020

Let's Talk Style

(You can dance if you want to)


Now back to business...

Why do we use references?

References are

  1. an acknowledgement of where you got your information
  2. a signpost to others to find great resources
  3. evidence of your credibility
  4. all of the above

Click on the link below to answer.


Which format will you be using for this class?
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You Quote It, You Note It

To start, let's take a look at what plagiarism is, quoting vs paraphrasing, and how to embed quotes and correctly cite your references.

  1. Click on the link below. Use with Explorer 11 or Chrome. With Chrome, you'll have to manually enable Flash for the lesson to work. Go to the address bar and click on the lock icon on the left. Choose "site settings". Another window will open. Scroll down and "Allow" Flash.
  2. Read the instructions as you go through and record any questions that come to mind.
  3. Select the character "Emma" (Science) to learn about the APA format.

You Quote It, You Note It (Flash required)

You Quote It, You Note It (Beta of new version)

APA Resources

Look at the APA 7 General Format page from Purdue OWL. Locate how to:
  1. format a page (i.e., margin, header, spacing, font)
  2. create an in-text/embedded citation (i.e., what information needs to be included)
  3. consult a sample paper (see how to title the last page of your essay)

Go to APA Citation Maker. Match the source you would use for each of the following items:

  1. a multi-volume encyclopedia
  2. a short story
  3. a print newspaper article
  4. an article on a website
  5. a YouTube video

For more tools and information, consult the MLA/APA page on FMSS Library's website
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Go for the Epic Win!

Use Citation Maker and create properly formatted references or works cited for the following items:

Image credits

Interior of Toronto Reference Library. [Photo]. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest.

Mario image from Haiku Deck. App. 16 Sept 2013.

Plagiarism, conceptual image. [Photograph]. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest.