Referencing Research Papers

edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.

For more information, please consult the Reference citations in text are covered on pages 169-179 of the Publication Manual.

Introduce the quotation with a signal phrase that includes the author's last name followed by the date of publication in parentheses.

According to Jones (1998), "Students often had difficulty using APA style, especially when it was their first time" (p. Jones (1998) found "students often had difficulty using APA style" (p.

Alternatively, you will find the essential information contained in the article itself.

Please note that you may need to use both the database entry and the article PDF to get all the necessary pieces of information. Taking the key details from the database entry and article, this is the correct reference for this article.

For further assistance, refer to the VU Harvard Referencing Guide.

Contact the Victoria University Library through ‘Ask a Librarian’ chat or email or ask for help at any library service point.

Students often had difficulty using APA style, especially when it was their first time citing sources.

This difficulty could be attributed to the fact that many students failed to purchase a style manual or to ask their teacher for help.

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