The latest APA's Publication Manual was released in late 2019 but only in print. These links are for that 7th edition of the manual. It is best to use the OWL Manual which is updated.
Locate an available doi here! A doi is a set of numbers (sometimes letters, too) that helps you locate specific texts or objects. Anything can have a doi, but dois are often used to identify articles.
In order to complete the research proposal, review the assignment and rubric carefully realizing that this is made easier with more reading that you do of research papers and proposals paying attention to the following:
Preparing for the process and conducting research includes:
General hints to retrieve more focused outcomes are:
3. Read some introductory passages in order to compose a relevant introduction - DON'T CITE FROM AN ABSTRACT
4. Cite references using APA style format described on LEFT & RIGHT SIDEBARS
The final paper should include the following components:
author (date of publication). Title of article. Source of article. Volume #, issue #, page references. DOI (if listed) - example:
Meadows, A., Nolan, L. J., & Higgs, S. (2017). Self-perceived food addiction: Prevalence, predictors, and prognosis. Appetite 114, 282-298. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2017.03.051