Wednesday, August 03, 2011

APA Handouts Revised

Library Services has revised two of its American Psychological Association (APA) citation guides. The guides that have been updated are the APA Style Guide and the To Quote, Paraphrase or Block Quote? – APA Style. Both of these guides cover the sixth edition version of the citation style. Additionally, the What is Plagiarism? handout has also been revised.

APA STYLE GUIDE [PDF/DOCX versions]

The 12 page format has been retained, but some new examples of citations have been supplied—not all of which are in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Some of new and revised examples include:
  • notes on Canadian legal documents
  • dictionary entries
  • basic web pages
  • Facebook posts
  • Twitter posts
TO QUOTE, PARAPHRASE OR BLOCK QUOTE? – APA STYLE [PDF/DOCX versions]

The document is largely unchanged, but the language/phrasing employed in the examples has been modified to be more consistent.

WHAT IS PLAGIARISM? [PDF/DOCX versions]

Though it is not strictly related to the APA style of citation, our What is Plagiarism? document is a complement to the aforementioned guides that not only outlines what constitutes plagiarism, but the consequences of doing so at Medicine Hat College.

You can download and view these and other guides by visiting the "How-to and Research Guides" section of the Library Services website.

In all cases, we strive for accuracy in these documents. If you have any comments, concerns, or questions, please contact Library Services via email, instant messenger, text message (403.866.5872), telephone (403.504.3544), or in person.

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