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LIT 530: Fall 2020

Citing articles

Most APA citations have two parts; the in-text citation and the reference list. For this assignment, you should only need to create entries in a reference list. I'll include instructions for in-text citation under the Assignment 2 section. 

Citing articles - reference list

The general format for article citations is:

  • The author's last name, followed by first initial and middle initial (if they use one).

    TIP: Check out Purdue Online Writing Lab for information about dealing with multiple authors in your reference list.

  • The year of publication, in parentheses, followed by a period.

  • The article title, followed by a period. Notice that everything is lowercase except the 'A' in algorithms. You can capitalize proper nouns and the first word after a colon (see examples #2 & #3).

  • The journal or magazine title, in italics, followed by a comma

  • The journal volume number, in italics

  • The issue number, not in italics, but in parentheses, followed by a comma.

    TIP: Some journals and magazines have stopped using issue numbers.

  • The pages that the article is on, followed by a period.

Example #1

Gal, M.S. (2019). Algorithms as illegal agreements. Berkeley Technology Law Journal, 34(1), 67-118.

Example #2

Gomes, C., Dietterich, T., Barrett, C., Conrad, J., Dilkina, B., Ermon, S....Powell, W. (2019). Computational sustainability: Computing for a better world and a sustainable future. Communications of the ACM, 62(9), 56-65.

Example #3

Bowen, B., Williams, T., Napoleon, L. & Marx, A. (2019). Teacher preparedness: A comparison of alternatively and traditionally certified technology and engineering education teachers. Journal of Technology Education, 30(2), 75-89.

How to do hanging indents in your reference list

When putting together a reference list in APA style, the first line should be normal, but all other lines should be indented. This is called a hanging indent. Here's how you can do it.

Don't try to do this in Google Slides - just do it in Word or Google Docs, and copy/paste it into Google Slides.

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