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APA Citation Guide, 6th edition: Entry in a Reference Work

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For each type of source in this guide, both the general form and an example will be provided.

The following format will be used:

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase) - entry that appears in the body of your paper when you express the ideas of a researcher or author using your own words.  For more tips on paraphrasing check out The OWL at Purdue.

In-Text Citation (Quotation) - entry that appears in the body of your paper after a direct quote.

References - entry that appears at the end of your paper.

Information on citing and several of the examples were drawn from the APA Manual (6th ed.).

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the manual.

Entry in an Online Reference Work (p. 205)

General Format 
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Author Surname, Year)
     
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Author Surname, Year, page number [if available])
 
      References:
Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year; if not known, put n.d.). Title of entry. In Editor First Initial. Second Initial. Surname (Ed.), Title of reference work (edition, Vol. #). Retrieved from URL
  
Example
 
       In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Graham, 2005)
 
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Graham, 2005)
 
      References:

Graham, G. (2005). Behaviorism. In E. N. Zalta (Ed.), The Stanford encyclopedia of  philosophy (Fall 2007 ed.). Retrieved from http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/behaviorism/

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