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**Research and Writing**

Welcome! This guide will help you develop your research and writing skills by providing foundational knowledge of the iterative research and writing process as well as manageable steps for breaking down and navigating college research projects.

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Conversing with someone else about your research and writing process can be incredibly helpful.  Contact someone at McKillop Library or the Writing Center using the links below.

Resources

Examples of Common APA Citations

Books

Book with one author:

Lastname, F. M. (Year). Title of book: Subtitle of book. Publisher. 

 

Example:

Chojnacki, M(2013). Alternative movie posters: Film art from the undergroundSchiffer Publishing.

 

Books with 2-20 authors:

Lastname, F. M., Surname, F. M., & Lastname, F. M. (Year). Title of book: Subtitle of bookPublisher. 

 

An edited book:

Editor, F. M. (Ed.). (Year). Title of book: Subtitle of book. Publisher.

 

Articles

Article found in a database or open web with one author:

Lastname, F. M. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume(issue), pages. https://doi.org/xxxx

 

Example:

Öztürk, F. Ö. (2017). The impact of science-fiction movies on the self-efficacy perceptions of their science literacy of science teacher candidates. Educational Sciences: Theory & Practice, 17(5), 1573-1603. https://doi.org/10.12738/estp.2017.5.0058

 

Article found in print with one author:

Lastname, F. M. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume(issue), pages. https://doi.org/xxxx 

 

Article found on the open web with one author:

Lastname, F. M. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume if available(issue if available), pages if available. https://doi.org/xxxx 

 

Article (from the open web) with two authors:

Lastname, F. M., & Surname, F. M. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journalvolume(issue), pages. https://doi.org/xxxx 

 

Article with 2-20 authors:

Lastname, F. M., Surname, F. M., & Lastname, F. M. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume(issue), pages.    

 

Article with 21 or more authors:

Author1, F. M., Author2, F. M., Author3, F. M., Author4F. M., Author5, F. M., Author6, F. M., Author7F. M., Author8, F. M., Author9, F. M., Author10F. M., Author11, F. M., Author12, F. M., Author13F. M., Author14, F. M., Author15, F. M., Author16F. M., Author17, F. M., Author18, F. M., Author19F. M., ... Finalauthor, F. M. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume(issue), pages.    

 

Websites

Note: this is for websites only—online newspapers/magazines articles are similar to articles above

Web site with one author:

Lastname, F. M. (Date published). Title of page. Name of Website. URL

 

Example:

Angeli, E., Wagner, J., Lawrick, E., Moore, K., Anderson, M., Soderland, L., & Brizee, A. (2010, May 5). General format. Purdue Online Writing Lab.  https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

 

Web site with a corporate or organizational author:

Organization name(Date published). Title of page. Name of Website (if different from organization name).  URL