Friday, September 11, 2009

APA Style Guide, 6th ed. - Minor Revisions

A couple of minor clarifications/corrections were made to the library's APA Style Guide. The alterations are both on page 7 of the guide and explanations are as follows:

  • The producer was originally listed as, "Fred Freiberger." It now displays the correct method which is: "F. Freiberger."
  • Explanation: The given/first name of the producer is not required; the abbreviation is sufficient.
  • The original reference was problematic because the document in question could be classified as either a report (i.e., gray literature) or as a regular annual release (i.e., periodical). Depending on your interpretation, the title could either appear as: Canada Health Act annual report 2007–2008 (book/report format) or as: Canada Health Act Annual Report 2007–2008 (periodical format). To simplify the example, a different government publication/report from the same department was selected.
The guide will continue to carry the revised date of August 2009, but [Rev. A] has been added to the date for distinction purposes. You can download either version using the following links:
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