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Timothy McAdoo
Washington, DC
Trainer in APA Style and for APA PsycINFO databases. http://www.timothymcadoo.com
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Damon, The APA Publication Manual does not have guidelines specifically about quoting lists. However, teachers, advisors, editors, etc. sometimes have their own custom guidelines. Your school may have dissertation guidelines, for example, that you can check. Or, consider asking your mentor for help in rewriting this case or in future work.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Lists, Part 5: Bulleted Lists at APA Style Blog
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by Timothy McAdoo When an animal name is part of a journal article title, it is conventional to provide the animal’s scientific name (genus and species). Genus is always capitalized and species is not. Notice that the scientific names are... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at APA Style Blog
Hi, Barry. We use "[Special Issue]" only if citing the entire issue. If citing an individual article, use the usual format: Kelly, B. (2016). A study on the needs of English skills. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 11, 37–54.
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Hi, Djpaglia. You can format a quoted list as you would a block quote. However, to ensure that your readers can tell which items are your own and which you are quoting, you might want to split that into smaller parts. For example: The first guideline is "text text text text" (Smith, n.d., p. 115). My thoughts about this first guideline are ... The second guideline is "text text text text" (Smith, n.d., p. 115). My thoughts about the second guideline are ... That is just one possibility, and there are other ways you can handle this. Just be sure that you're citing your source and that your direct quotes are clearly attributed.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Lists, Part 5: Bulleted Lists at APA Style Blog
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The in-text citations only include years, so it should be (Allan, 2016a) and (Allan, 2016b). If together, that would be (Allan, 2016a, 2016b).
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It depends on the use. If you were to say, "you can see it in the balcony" you would not need to italicize or put in quotes. However, if you refer to the word itself, italicize that first use, as in "the design with a box is called a balcony."
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Good question. We recommend italicizing words when they are used as linguistic examples (see 91 of the Manual).
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Good question. Yes, that's fine. You might also find this helpful: http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2013/08/lets-talk-about-research-participants.html
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2017 on APA Style for Citing Interviews at APA Style Blog
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by Timothy McAdoo With Twitter moments, introduced last year, anyone can collect related tweets in one page. These are easy to cite because Twitter provides all the necessary information—who (Twitter username), when (date), what (title), and where (URL)! Examples Reference:... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at APA Style Blog
Hi. Good question. It is not necessary to do that. For most cases, the URL will give that information as well. And, you may always add additional information with an in-text citation, where you think it necessary. For example, "...," as Terrance (2017) noted on the XYZ blog.
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Hi, Judy. Good question! I think the reference as you have it is fine. The translated version is a new work, as Jeff notes above.
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by Timothy McAdoo Dear APA Style Experts: I know you can create a reference to a YouTube video, but is it possible to cite an entire YouTube channel? Thanks! —Zeynep L. Yes! A reference to a YouTube channel follows the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at APA Style Blog
Hi, Ruben. Include just the source you used. Let's say your source is Smith (2016): That's the one to include in your reference list. And then your in-text citation will match: "(as cited in Smith, 2016)." You don't need to include a reference to the original source.
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You are right! The APA Style Guide to Electronic References includes an example with last name and initials. When the author of the blog post has provided his or her real name, we recommend including the surname and initials in the reference, just as you would for other authored works.
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See the "How is it done?" section in the post above. Use "as cited in" as shown there. However, we recommend tracking down the original source for quotations if at all possible (see http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2013/01/alligators-and-academia.html).
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Ajlynx, Other e-readers might be a Nook or a Kobo (and probably others). To your question - we have heard other requests to change this as well. We value such feedback and will consider it when revisions are made in the future. Thanks!
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You are right: The Publication Manual originally said "[Web log post]." We changed to "[Blog post]" with the publication of the APA Style Guide to Electronic Referenes in 2012. Either would be acceptable, but we recommend "blog" over "web log."
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Hi, Ajlynx. I'm sorry you did not receive a reply on another post. I was not able to find your question elsewhere. Can you link to that post? To answer your question, we recommend including the type of e-reader for references to e-books. That advice is found in the APA Style Guide to Electronic References and also at http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2011/06/how-do-you-cite-an-e-book.html, "Reference List Entries" section (see the text above and also the text below the first green box).
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Spaces should not be included around dashes. So, for your examples: Khmer rote memory and “choral recitation”—one pedagogy attending to the individual and "What [people] sing is all a piece with their minds and hearts" (p. 340)—another recommended avenue of connection for faith communities.
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Hi, ann. I see the confusion with that presentation. The same data may appear in a table in the article, which may clarify. If not, you may need to contact the author(s) for clarification.
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Hi, Ajlynx. Your quote and citation look great! In your reference, you should abbreviate the first name to "H." and remove the quotation marks from the article's title (see Example 11 on p. 200 of the Publication Manual).
Toggle Commented Nov 17, 2016 on APA Style for Citing Interviews at APA Style Blog
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Hi, Ajlynx. I agree with your assessment. There's no need to list the individuals that make up the commission.
Toggle Commented Nov 15, 2016 on Group Authors at APA Style Blog
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by Timothy McAdoo In the previous posts in this series (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3), we discussed the general principles of hyphenation, as describe in much more detail on pages 97–100 of the Publication Manual. General Principle 1... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at APA Style Blog
Hi, Sally, Sorry for the late reply. Yes, treat as a secondary source when this happens. However, you could also just quote Parish and Barness and keep the citations, to clarify. See an example at http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2010/12/citations-within-quotations.html
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Hi, Anne. Sorry for the late reply. If you are relying on the information in each post, I would create a reference for each one. That is, if you plan to paraphrase or quote from any one of the posts, you should include a reference to that post.
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