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SPC 1608 - Professor Gesmundo: Citation Help

Why do we cite?

  • to help your readers locate the sources you used in order to verify the information or to conduct further research
  • to allow you to demonstrate that you have thoroughly researched your subject
  • to give credit to the authors whose words and ideas you used

Basic Reference Examples

How to Format an APA Works Cited List

Label the page References centered at the top. All reference list entries are double-spaced and are formatted with a hanging indent. Alphabetize (according to the first word) the entire reference list.

Online newspaper article format:

Carey, B. (2019, March 22). Can we get better at forgetting? The New York Times. health/memory-forgetting-psychology.html

Online journal article format: 

Lachner, A., Backfisch, I., Hoogerheide, V., van Gog, T., & Renkl, A. (2020). Timing matters! Explaining between study phases enhances students’ learning. Journal of Educational Psychology, 112(4), 841–853. 


Machado, J., & Turner, K. (2020, March 7). The future of feminism. Vox. identities/2020/3/7/21163193/international-womens-day-2020

Citation Help

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