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Getting Started with APA

Getting Started With APA Style

Learn the basics of APA Style, including how to format a manuscript, understand the form and function of common manuscript parts, organize and express your thoughts clearly and precisely, employ the mechanics of style, use graphic elements effectively, credit sources and acknowledge the contributions of others, and construct a comprehensive and reliable reference list.

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Basic APA Setup

Basic Setup

Learn how to set up an APA Style paper, including setting the typeface, line spacing, margins, and page header.

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Writing a Literature Review

How to Find Reliable Sources

How to Find Reliable Sources

Learn how to find reliable sources to use in your academic papers, including how to search for sources, evaluate sources, and organize sources with a reference management system.

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Citing References in Text

Citing References in Text

Learn how to cite references in the text, including how to implement the basic formats, cite multiple works, achieve clarity, and format references with missing author and/or date information.

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References List

Reference List

Learn how to write a References section, including how to ensure entries are accurate, complete, consistently styled, and up to date.

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Alphabetizing the References List

Alphabetizing the Reference List

Learn how to arrange entries in the reference list, including how to alphabetize multiple works by the same author, the same author and date of publication, different authors with the same surname, group authors, or no author.

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