Tuesday, May 17, 2011

APA Bibliography—Complete Guide From the American Psychological Association

As we all know, it is essential that we cite all of our references so that we would not be flagged as plagiarists. However, not only is it important that we have a reference list, it is also important that we do our referencing properly. While this may not sound like an extremely difficult task, it actually is because it is very hard to find a correct formatting guideline. This is especially true for today where thousands of different guidelines are floating on the Internet, and it's simply impossible to determine whether a guideline is correct. 

APA Style

Fortunately, there is a simple way to cope with this problem. For references in the APA style, the guidelines from the American Psychological Association (APA) website will never be wrong— the APA is the organization that makes up all the rules! Therefore, by formatting our reference lists according to the actual APA guideline, we can ensure that our reference lists will correct.

So here is APA style guide:

In the website, the first ten pages or so teach you about the other elements of the APA style, such as headings and reducing bias. Then, for twelve straight pages, you get a referencing guide! With this, you should be able to complete your reference list without problem.