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TED 201: Introduction to Teaching Technology Education

Laura's Tips for Citing in APA

For this assignment, you'll most likely be citing the following types of content:

  • Books
  • Book chapters - many academic books are anthologies, so they're cited differently than a whole book written by just one or two people
  • Articles
  • Websites

The following resources have the same information - they're just in different formats:

Here are a few additional APA resources that you might find useful: 

Using citations from the library databases

Most library databases provide you with a citation for their articles. They are usually mostly correct. They often get the capitalization wrong. 

Here's an example from one of the education encyclopedias: 

Here's another example from the Education Source database:

Note: the journal in this example has a volume number, but no issue number. This is becoming more common as more journals become online-only!

How to do a hanging indent

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.

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