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Adapted from the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, this comprehensive guide offers up-to-date information on formatting electronic references in APA Style. It outlines the key elements to include when referencing electronic sources, with an emphasis on using the digital object identifier (DOI) to locate web-based information reliably. It provides a wealth of examples for readers to model for everything from online journal articles to supplemental data sets and measurement instruments to books, videos, apps, websites, podcasts, blog posts, and social media.


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1433807041; 9781433807046


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Table of Contents

Introduction -- How References Are Constructed -- Notation -- General Guidelines Consistency -- Use of the Archival Copy of Version of Record -- Electronic Sources and Locator Information -- Reference Examples -- Periodicals -- Books, Book Chapters, and Reference Books -- Technical and Research Reports and Other Gray Literature -- Meetings and Symposia -- Doctoral Dissertations and Master’s Theses -- Reviews and Peer Commentary -- Audiovisual Media -- Data Sets, Software, Measurement Instruments, and Apparatus -- Unpublished and Informally Published Works -- Websites, Internet Message Boards, Electronic Mailing Lists, and Social Media | References.


APA Editorial and Production Staff: APA Books: Editorial Director: Mary Lynn Skutley, Senior Editor, APA Style: Anne W. Gasque. Production Manager: Jennifer M. Meisdinger. Production Editor: Harris Kaplan.

Edition: The sixth edition offers expanded instruction on publication ethics, statistics, journal article reporting standards, electronic reference formats, and more.

APA Style Guide to Electronic References: Sixth Edition