Need APA Help? Try the APA Style Guide to Electronic References

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Have you ever found yourself pulling your hair out, trying to figure out how to properly cite the electronic media sources you used on the References page of your paper? Here’s the good news. The Leatherby Libraies has acquired the APA Style Guide to Electronic References, 6th edition, and it is available to view or print from the library website. It includes the basic information on how references are constructed; provides a DOI and URL flowchart to help illuminate how and when to use DOIs, URLs, and database information; and consists of a substantial section of various examples for electronic references. Here is how to access it:

  1. Begin at the Library’s Citation/Style Guides page
  2. Scroll down to locate the APA section and click on the link for “APA Style Guide to Electronic References, Sixth Edition” (the last link)
  3. You will be taken to the cataloging record of this document
  4. Click on “View or Print: APA Style Guide to Electronic References”
  5. You will be prompted to login with your full name and your Brandman student ID.

APA Electronic References

We also have a handy video tutorial to walk you through the process:

APA Guide

Please note that the APA Style Guide to Electronic References is a PDF document, and you may print copies only for personal use.

As always, Ask a Librarian if you need further assistance!

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Citation Reminder

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Before you take off and submit your final assignment, be sure to double-check your citations. Use the Citation Guide or contact one of your Brandman librarians. The Leatherby Libraries is here to help.

Citation: Take It Out for a Spin

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As we near the end of the session, many of you will have a final project due that needs to be written in a certain citation format, usually APA or MLA. Did you know that we have links to guides that can help you? To find the guides, simply begin at the Leatherby Libraries homepage. On the right side of the screen under the word Research, select Citation / Style Guides to enter the Citation / Style Guides LibGuide.

There are two links that are helpful for students who are visual learners. Under the tab for APA, click on the link for Color-Coded APA Guide Long Island University. Under the MLA tab, choose Color-Coded MLA Style Guide. Both of these links provide an easy to read approach to citation.And the bonus? The sample citations are about Star Trek!

You can also contact your Brandman librarians for citation

Accessing the APA Style Guide to Electronic References

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Have you ever found yourself pulling your hair out, trying to figure out how to properly cite the electronic media sources you used on the References page of your paper? Here’s the good news. The Leatherby Libraies has acquired the APA Style Guide to Electronic References, 6th edition, and it is available to view or print from the library website. It includes the basic information on how references are constructed; provides a DOI and URL flowchart to help illuminate how and when to use DOIs, URLs, and database information; and consists of a substantial section of various examples for electronic references. Here is how to access it:

  1. Begin at the Library’s Citation/Style Guides page
  2. Scroll down to locate the APA section and click on the link for “APA Style Guide to Electronic References, Sixth Edition” (the last link)
  3. You will be taken to the cataloging record of this document
  4. Click on “View or Print: APA Style Guide to Electronic References”
  5. You will be prompted to login with your full name and your Brandman student ID.

APA Electronic References

We also have a handy video tutorial to walk you through the process:

APA Guide

Please note that the APA Style Guide to Electronic References is a PDF document, and you may print copies only for personal use.

As always, Ask a Librarian if you need further assistance!

Need APA Help? We’ve Got You Covered

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Have you ever found yourself pulling your hair out, trying to figure out how to properly cite the electronic media sources you used on the References page of your paper? Here’s the good news. The Leatherby Libraies has acquired the APA Style Guide to Electronic References, 6th edition, and it is available to view or print from the library website. It includes the basic information on how references are constructed; provides a DOI and URL flowchart to help illuminate how and when to use DOIs, URLs, and database information; and consists of a substantial section of various examples for electronic references. Here is how to access it:

  1. Begin at the Library’s Citation/Style Guides page
  2. Scroll down to locate the APA section and click on the link for “APA Style Guide to Electronic References, Sixth Edition” (the last link)
  3. You will be taken to the cataloging record of this document
  4. Click on “View or Print: APA Style Guide to Electronic References”
  5. You will be prompted to login with your full name and your Brandman student ID.

APA Electronic References

We also have a handy video tutorial to walk you through the process:

APA Guide

Please note that the APA Style Guide to Electronic References is a PDF document, and you may print copies only for personal use.

As always, Ask a Librarian if you need further assistance!

Checking Your APA Citations: The Final Step in the Final Project

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You’ve searched the library databases and found some fabulous sources for your research paper. Now, you need to know how to cite them correctly in APA. Did you know that the APA revised citation formats for electronic references in 2012? If you are using the formats from the 2010, hard copy 6th edition, you run the risk of citing incorrectly, so the Leathery Libraries now provides free access to the addendum. Take a look at our latest video. It walks you through the process for accessing the guide.

APA Guide

If you have any questions about accessing this great resource, make sure to contact your Brandman librarians.

Take the Citation Out for a Spin

1980 Chevrolet Citation X11
Picture of the Chevrolet Citation By Uniquesweetguy at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

As we near the end of the session, many of you will have a final project due that needs to be written in a certain citation format, usually APA or MLA. Did you know that we have links to guides that can help you? To find the guides, simply begin at the Leatherby Libraries homepage. On the right side of the screen under the word Research, select Citation / Style Guides to enter the Citation / Style Guides LibGuide.

There are two links that are helpful for students who are visual learners. Under the tab for APA, click on the link for Color-Coded APA Guide Long Island University. Under the MLA tab, choose Color-Coded MLA Style Guide. Both of these links provide an easy to read approach to citation.And the bonus? The sample citations are about Star Trek!

You can also contact your Brandman librarians for citation assistance. In the meantime, why not take the Citation out for a spin?

The APA Style Guide to Electronic References

Pull hair
By Stuart Pilbrow [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

Have you ever found yourself pulling your hair out, trying to figure out how to properly cite the electronic media sources you used on the References page of your paper? Here’s the good news. The Leatherby Libraies has acquired the APA Style Guide to Electronic References, 6th edition, and it is available to view or print from the library website. It includes the basic information on how references are constructed; provides a DOI and URL flowchart to help illuminate how and when to use DOIs, URLs, and database information; and consists of a substantial section of various examples for electronic references. Here is how to access it:

  1. Begin at the Library’s Citation/Style Guides page
  2. Scroll down to locate the APA section and click on the link for “APA Style Guide to Electronic References, Sixth Edition” (the last link)
  3. You will be taken to the cataloging record of this document
  4. Click on “View or Print: APA Style Guide to Electronic References”
  5. You will be prompted to login with your full name and your Brandman student ID.

APA Electronic References

We also have a handy video tutorial to walk you through the process:

APA Guide

Please note that the APA Style Guide to Electronic References is a PDF document, and you may print copies only for personal use.

As always, Ask a Librarian if you need further assistance!

New Video: Accessing the APA Style Guide to Electronic References

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You’ve searched the library databases and found some fabulous sources for your research paper. Now, you need to know how to cite them correctly in APA. Did you know that the APA revised citation formats for electronic references in 2012? If you are using the formats from the 2010, hard copy 6th edition, you run the risk of citing incorrectly, so the Leathery Libraries now provides free access to the addendum. Take a look at our latest video. It walks you through the process for accessing the guide.

APA Guide

If you have any questions about accessing this great resource, make sure to contact your Brandman librarians.

Take the Citation out for a Spin

1980 Chevrolet Citation X11
Picture of the Chevrolet Citation By Uniquesweetguy at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

As we near the end of the session, many of you will have a final project due that needs to be written in a certain citation format, usually APA or MLA. Did you know that we have links to guides that can help you? To find the guides, simply begin at the Leatherby Libraries homepage. On the right side of the screen under the word Research, select Citation / Style Guides to enter the Citation / Style Guides LibGuide.

On the homepage of the guide, you will see General Style Guide Sites. One site in particular is very helpful: Long Island University Citation Style for Research Papers. Created by Robert Delany, this citation guide covers APA, MLA, Turabian, Chicago, and AMA. It includes citations guidelines, but it also offers the added bonus of using color-coding to make it easier to see the individual components. And the examples are all about Star Trek. In addition to General Style Guide Sites, there are tab for AMA, APA, Chicago, and MLA. Simply click on the tab for the style you need to find examples and more links.

You can also contact your Brandman librarians for citation assistance. In the meantime, why not take the Citation out for a spin?