Glossary of Selected Terms
|Brief summary of or your personal thoughts on a source. Can be added to the end of a citation.|
|The month, day, and year a work was accessed or reviewed online.|
|The date (month, day, year) a work was published online. Not always shown on a webpage.|
Place of Publication
|The city, state, or country of the publisher. Depending on the style, you may or may not need this information.|
|Organization or individual that facilitated the publishing or sharing of a source.|
|Abbreviation tagged on to the end of a name that provides additional information about a person. This includes suffixes like Jr., Sr., II, etc.|
|The title is what the work you are citing is called. If there is no title, some styles ask for a description of the source instead.|
|URL is an acronym for Uniform Resource Locator. It is how you find a page on the internet; the address of the web page. http://www.citethisforme.com/ is a URL example|
| The form in which a work was shared or published. Here is one example. |
|Either a person, group, or organization that contributed to a piece of work. This includes, but is not limited to, an editor, writer, performer, interviewer, and director.|
|Person who originally wrote or made a book, blog, poem, play, article, podcast, digital image, etc.|
How do I Format My Reference List?
Drawing on a range of relevant sources in your work proves that you have read widely around your chosen topic, so it’s a surefire way to impress your reader.
To ensure your reader’s ease of comprehension you must adhere to the style’s formatting guidelines. In APA format, a list of all the sources that have directly contributed to your work should be placed on a new page at the end of the narrative and titled ‘References’ (center align the title). The references should all have a hanging indentation - the second and subsequent lines of each reference should start ½ inch from the margin.
You may also be required to provide a full bibliography. This is a comprehensive list of all the source material you used to complete the assignment, even if it was not cited in the text. It should include any book, journal, article etc. that you may have consulted throughout your research and writing process in order to get a deeper understanding of the subject at hand.
Fernández-Manzanal, R., Rodríguez-Barreiro, L., & Carrasquer, J. (2007). Evaluation of environmental attitudes: Analysis and results of a scale applied to university students. Science Education, 91(6), 988–1009. doi:10.1002/sce.20218
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