We use in-text citations and reference lists to guide the reader/viewer/audience member to the sources used to create the item. It is common for individuals who want to learn more about a topic to find and use the sources in a reference list.
APA Style references should contain at least these four base elements:
The format and type of source impacts what is and isn't included in the reference.
APA Style is not just in-text citing and a list of references. It also includes the formatting of your paper. Here are some of the basics elements. For examples, consult the APA FAQ of sample papers. Ask your professor about including a title page, they may not require it. If you are formatting your thesis or dissertation, you must use the Graduate School's template.
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