Refer to the Publication Manual of the APA for detailed information on how to cite your sources.
The library's copies of the Manual are held on the Reference and Ready Reference shelves. The call number is REF. BF76.7 .P83 2020
Purchase the APA Publication Manual.
Take a look at the APA LibGuide.
This Sample APA Style paper is also a helpful resource.
Although there are many online tools for creating APA citations, as well as a References tool in Microsoft Word, these don't always produce perfect citations. It's recommended that you take the time to learn APA style, since you'll need to recognize an incorrect citation before you can check the accuracy of citations created by Word or other tools.
- Include keywords to identify relevant articles:
idea part c AND (infant OR toddler) AND (early intervention) AND (your topic here)
To limit (narrow) your search:
- Use the scholarly/peer reviewed limiter
- Use the publication date limiter to find current articles (past 7 years)
- If possible, limit to Research articles (Tip: you can look for the word study in the Abstract)
(In WorldCat Discovery, you can use the following string in the Basic Search, replacing (your topic) with the appropriate term:
kw:(idea part c) AND kw:(infant OR toddler) AND kw:(early intervention) AND kw:(your topic) AND ab:(study)
- Then apply the Peer Reviewed limit and Date limit.
-If no Research articles are available, you might find a recent Review article and check its references list for current Research articles.
Look for these elements in the article:
Academic research articles will almost always include sections with these headings. If you see them, you know you're reading a research article.
If you find a recent Review article, you can check its references list for current Research articles.
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