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 one term paper, review the assignment carefully and pay attention to the following:
General hints to retrieve more focused outcomes are:
3. Remember that 800 words is about 3-4pp and your references are in addition to that
4. Read some introductory passages in order to compose a relevant introduction
5. Cite references using APA style format described on LEFT SIDEBAR
When using Online or Internet Resources, consider Search Engines vs. metasites - evaluate resource - be attentive to domain -may include .com, .edu, .org, .gov, .net
Evaluating Information – Applying the CRAAP Test
For Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, Purpose
Goal is to establish relevancy. The evaluation criteria includes these issues:
Scope of coverage
Currency – be able to distinguish currency from timeliness
Relevance – meaningful to what audience; at what level; will you cite it as authoritative?
Authority – stem is author – establishes the source of the information – author/publisher/source/sponsor; organizational affiliations & credentials; contact information
Accuracy – reliability, correctness of content; supported by evidence; is it verifiable; is tone unbiased, objective, impartial & free of emotion; free of errors?
Purpose – are hypotheses and authors’ intentions clear? Why is content important – to inform, teach, sell, entertain or persuade? Any political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional or personal biases?
Ease of use – Capturing, copying, citing; design & presentation
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