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APA Formatting

Click HERE to view an APA-style paper from OWL Purdue

For the video tutorial on in-text citations in APA format, click here. 

To view a tutorial on basic APA formatting, click here.

To read the basics of in-text citations in APA format, click here.

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BVHS APA Style Guide

 

APA Video Tutorials and Links

Click HERE to view an APA-style paper from OWL Purdue

For the video tutorial on in-text citations in APA format, click here. 

     

    Commonly Used APA Citations

    1.       A Book:

    Author name (Date of publication). Title. City of publication: Publisher.

    Crystal, D. (1998). Language play. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago. 

    2.       eBook

    Author name (Date of Publication). Title.  Retrieved from Date of Access 

             from  <URL>.

    Euripides. (1915). The Trojan women. Retrieved October 12, 2003, from

             http://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/eurip/Trojan.htm 

    3.       An entire website:

    Author/editor/compiler/director/etc. name (if available) (Date of Publication).  

              Title of Website. Retrieved Date of Access from <URL>.

    Bernstein, C., Goldsmith, K., Spinelli, M., & Durgin, P. (2003). Electronic Poetry

             Corner. Retrieved September 14, 2006, from http://epc.buffalo.edu/ 

    4.       A page on a website:

    Author/editor/compiler/director/etc. name (if available) (date of publication). 

             Title of page. Title of Website. Retrieved Date of Access <URL>.

    Hands off public broadcasting. (2005, May 25). Media Matters for America.

             Retrieved May 31, 2005, from http://mediamatters.org/ 

    5.       Article from a database accessed through a subscription (database):

    Author name (Date of Publication). Article Title. Journal Title. Retrieved Date of

             Access <URL>.

    Gallagher, B. (1997). "Greta Garbo is sad: Some historical relfections on the

             paradoxes of stardom in the American film industry, 1910-1960." Retrieved

             August 7, 2003, from http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=9&sid=

             f26db294-629a-4bb2-8c6e-8af38968d4e5%40sessionmgr113&hid=

             28&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=aph&AN=7230988 

     6.       Excerpt from an online reference book in a database:

    Title of excerpt (Date of Publication). In Name of Reference Book. Retrieved Date

             of Access from <URL>.

    Tour de France. (2006). In Encyclopedia Britannica (pp. 44-49). Edinburgh, UK:

             Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved May 21, 2006, from

             http://school.eb.com/levels/high/article/73053 

    7.       Gale Virtual Reference Library

    Author (if available) (Date of Publication). Title of entry. Name of Reference Book. 

             (Volume). Place of publication: Publisher, Date of Publication. Gale Virtual

             ReferencE  Library. Retrieved Date of Access from <URL>.

    Friedman, J. B. (2005). Important events in literature. In E. I. Bleiberg, J. A. Evans,

             K. M. Figg, & P. M. Soergel (Eds.), Ancient Egypt 2675-332 B.C.E. (Vol. 1, Arts

             and humanities through the ages, pp. 112-113). Detroit, MI: Gale. Retrieved 

             October 17, 2013, from http://go.galegroup.com/ps/retrieve.doinPS

             =true&prodId=GVRL&userGroupName=stil88526&tabID=&searchType=

             BasicSearchForm&contentSet=GALE&docId=GALE|CX3427400067 

    8.       Personal Interview:

    No interview citation in reference page; use only a parenthetical citation!

    9.       Image from the web:

    Artist name (Date of creation). Title of Work. Retrieved Date of Access from <URL>.

    Brandy, C. (2006, May 22). Great horned owl family [Digital image]. Retrieved

             November 5, 2009, from http://www.americangreetings.com/landing/brand?

             source=aggoogle548&c=csga16336&agiti=ppc&002=2026151&004

             =778660142&005=1404203646&006=11926607442&007=Search&00

             8=&025=c&026=&gclid=CKzTqa-nnroCFWho7AodNlQA-g 

    10.   Work in an Anthology or Chapter in a Book with an Editor (i.e. your textbook):

    Author (Date of Publication). Title of Chapter or Selection. In Title of Anthology (page

             numbers). Place of publication: Publisher.

    Komunyakaa, Y. (2000). Facing it. In The Seagull reader (pp. 126-127). New York,

             NY: Norton. 

    11.  Song 

    Songwriter, W. W. (Date of copyright). Title of song [Recorded by artist if different

             from song writer]. On Title of album [Medium of recording]. Location: Label.

             (Recording date if different from copyright date).

    Taupin, B. (1975). Someone saved my life tonight [Recorded by Elton John].

              On Captain fantastic and the brown dirt cowboy [CD]. London, England:

              Big Pig Music Limited.

    *If your song comes from the web, include "Retrieved from: and the URL at the

    end of the citation.* 

     

    MLA Video Tutorials and Links

    Click HERE for an MLA-style paper from OWL Purdue 

    For the video tutorial on in-text citations in MLA format, click here.

       

      Commonly Used MLA Citations

      1.       A Book:

      Author name. Title. City of publication: Publisher, Date of publication. Print.

      Crystal, David. Language Play. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998. Print.

      2.       eBook

      Author name. Title.  City of Publication, Date of publication.  Date of Access <URL>.

      Euripides. The Trojan Women. New York: Oxford UP, 1915. 12 Oct. 2003.

               <http:www.sacred-texts.com/cla/eurip/Trojan.htm>.

      3.       An entire website:

      Author/editor/compiler/director/etc. name (if available).  Title of Website. Publisher,

               date of publication.  Web. Date of access.

      Bernstein, Charles, Kenneth Goldsmith, Martin Spinelli, and Patrick Durgin, eds.

               Electronic Poetry Corner. SUNY Buffalo, 2003. Web. 14 Sept. 2006.

      4.       A page on a website:

      Author/editor/compiler/director/etc. name (if available).  “Title of page.” Title of

               Website. Publisher, date of publication.  Web. Date of access.

      “Hands Off Public Broadcasting.” Media Matters for America. Media Matters for

               America, 24 May 2005. Web. 31 May 2005.

      5.       Article from a database accessed through a subscription (database):

      Author name. “Article Title.” Journal Title volume.issue (Date of publication): page

               numbers. Name of Database. Web. Date of access.

      Gallagher, Brian.  “Greta Garbo is Sad: Some Historical Reflections on the

               Paradoxes of Stardom in the American Film Industry, 1910-1960.” Ebsco

               Host (1997): n. pag. Web. 7 Aug. 2003.

      6.       Excerpt from an online reference book in a database:

      Author (if available). “Title of entry.” Name of Reference Book. Publisher, Date

               of Publication. Name of Database. Web. Date of Access.

      “Tour de France” Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica,

               2006. Web. 21 May 2006. 

      7.       Gale Virtual Reference Library

      Author (if available). “Title of entry.” Name of Reference Book. Editors. Volume.  

               Place of publication: Publisher, Date of Publication. Gale Virtual Reference

               Library. Web. Date of Access.

      "Important Events in Literature." Arts and Humanities Through the Eras. Ed.

               Edward I. Bleiberg, et al. Vol. 1: Ancient Egypt 2675-332 B.C.E. Detroit:

               Gale, 2005. 112-113. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 17 Oct. 2013.

      8.       Personal Interview:

      Person Interviewed. Personal Interview. Date.

      Freedman, Sasha. Personal Interview. 10 Nov. 1998.

      9.       Image from the web:

      Artist name. “Title of Work.” Medium of Work. Title of Website. Publisher, date of

               publication.  Web. Date of access.

      Brandy, Chloe. "Great Horned Owl Family." Photograph. Webshots. American

               Greetings, 22 May 2006. Web. 5 Nov. 2009.

      10.   Work in an Anthology or Chapter in a Book with an Editor (i.e. your textbook):

      Author. “Title of Chapter or Selection.” Title of Anthology.  Editors. Place of

               publication: Publisher, Date of Publication. Page numbers.  Print

      Komunyakaa, Yusef.  “Facing It.” The Seagull Reader.  Ed. Joseph Kelley. 

               New York: Norton, 2000.  126-127. Print.

      11.  Song 

      Artist Name. "Song Title." Album Name. Location of recording, date recorded. Medium

             (LP, CD, MP3).

      Bartoli, Ceclia. "Quel chiaro rio." Dreams and Fables. London, 2001. CD. 

      *If your song comes from the web, include the title of the database or site, medium of

      publication (Web), and date of access at the end of the citation.* 

       

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